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Help rebuild businesses & lives

$13,135 of $20,000 goal

Raised by 184 people in 16 months
Created September 15, 2017
You've seen the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria in St Thomas USVI, Puerto Rico and Sint Maarten. Now it's time for the rebuild!

Global Flavors -- a Puerto Rico-based tourism company which operates food tours in 3 Caribbean islands: St Thomas, Puerto Rico and Sint Maarten-- is raising money to pay for its tour guides, operations staff and most affected restaurant partners across its 3 islands.

Your donation - even $5 helps - will go to help keep Flavors staff employed and able to rebuild what they lost in the storms. Plus you'll directly help the worst hit restaurant partners featured on our food tours to help them get back up on their feet.

It just takes a minute but your impact could directly affect many.  

Much thanks and hope to see you back in the Caribbean soon!

www.sanjuanfoodtours.com
www.stthomasfoodtour.com
www.stmartinfoodtours.com

Best,
Leslie and the Flavors Foodie Team
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Update 7
Posted by Global Flavors
4 months ago
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One year ago today Flavors Food Tours had weathered 2 hurricanes in the same month and all 3 of our Caribbean island locations were non operational for the foreseeable future. The Flavors team was unaware of how we would be challenged personally and professionally in the coming days and months.

However, in that 365 day journey we have all come out stronger, wiser, more grateful and with more humility than ever. We have seen the lowest of the low and have survived. And now we are poised at the start of another High Season with even more staff than we had before Irma and Maria! We are ready to serve the demand for our award-winning food tours.

It is because of YOUR help this is possible. Due to your generosity we collectively raised 13,135. This helped us pay our team & partner restaurants until we received further aid and could restart tour operations.

Thank YOU so much for helping this small business survive and thrive. From the bottom of my heart, THANK YOU.

Warm regards, Leslie Padro
Founder/CEO
Global Flavors
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Update 6
Posted by Global Flavors
11 months ago
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Greetings from the Caribbean,

I just wanted to provide an update to the 180+ people who have donated anywhere from $5 to $1,000 to create a total of $13,135 in donations thus far. Every cent matters and I THANK YOU!

Flavors re-started tour operations in early December and although we are not running full steam (many hotels in Sint Maarten, Puerto Rico and St Thomas USVI are down resulting in fewer guests on the islands ) but we are operating and that is the most important part!!

I cannot thank each and every one of you enough for the role you played in keeping the team members of Flavors -- everyone from tour guides to the operations and finance team members -- with funds and words of encouragement to help them rebuild their lives after Irma and Maria. Our restaurant partners were more grateful than you know when we came a knock'n in December with guests on our tours.

I still have one favor to ask. Please help us send out the message that Puerto Rico, Sint Maarten and St Thomas are OPEN FOR BUSINESS!! Put it in your instagram, twitter and facebook pages.

We don't have 100% of the hotels open yet (they are getting refurbished to open even nicer than before!) but there are a lot of places to stay on the island...and in a cruise ship you don't even need to worry about hotels.

The islands have POWER and drinkable, safe WATER! (in the case of Puerto Rico the power outages are more affecting the mountainous areas and harder to reach places but the heavily traveled areas like Metro San Juan and Old San Juan have stable power).

We are also just as beautiful as before...no hurricanes can wipe away the local's smiles and welcomes, many beaches have been resorted (like Magens Bay in St Thomas) and the food is just as tasty as it ever was! #mofongo #fungi #crepes

Please come back and spread the word we are READY and open for business.

Smiles from the islands,
Leslie Padro, reporting from paradise... =)
www.flavorsfoodtours.com
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Update 5
Posted by Global Flavors
13 months ago
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Today is #GivingTuesday. Please consider donating to the Flavors Go Fund Me (Yes, we are STILL waiting for our SBA disaster loan....and sales are extremely slow and still non existence in Sint Maarten) Thanks for those who have already donated, for your thoughts and prayers ❤️
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Update 4
Posted by Global Flavors
15 months ago
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Thank you all for your donations to help support Global Flavors and our affiliate food tours operating in Hurricane Irma and Maria hit islands Sint Maarten, St Thomas USVI and Puerto Rico.

We are happy to announce we will launch tours again November 1st and try to operate at 100% through the rest of the year...

although our tour guides and operations team are still dealing with spotty internet, no electricity or on/off electricity and attempting to rebuild their lives.

Until we are fully operational your donations are still appreciated and needed. We are almost at 1/2 of our goal amount!

Even $1 helps. Please share this request for donations and thank you in advance for all your support!!!

Smiles from the Caribbean,
Leslie and the Flavors Foodie Team
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