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Millie's Water Island Relief

$21,330 of $25,000 goal

Raised by 178 people in 8 months
As we all know, Cat 5 Irma was no joke! She ripped throught the Caribbean (among other places) like a woman scorned! She took people's lives, houses, boats, businesses, and other necessities.  At the current time, I am cut off from social media communication as cell coverage comes and goes. When it is on, I make calls, but otherwise I am out helping people.

This Gofundme account is being set up so I can help myself and others here on Water Island, USVI.  I will be withdrawing funds from this campaign to purchase items for use on Water Island for us to continue to survive. We are a very small close knit community (approximately 170 people) and need financial help.  We have means to gas, generators, food and diesel but need money to purchase these items.  We are getting relief from the USCG, FEMA and the US Marines but they must also help our neighboring islands of St. Thomas and St. John, which have a much larger population and would gain priority over us,  plus whatever havoc Irma causes in the States.

The money raised here will go to supply the needs for the people of Water Island (including myself) to help us rise up and become a functioning community again.  As money is raised, I will be updating each and everyone of you on what we are doing as we move forward.  Please share, and thank you for considering donating.  I guarantee your money will be used very wisely and very much appreciated!

One Love,
Millie
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We are on the road! Just loaded the last of the supplies in New Madrid. Headed to Atlanta to catch flights for three of us and then Brandon is on his own to St Pete to catch the private plane to deliver all the supplies. We will be in St Thomas at 1.30 Monday and make our way to Water Island.
Thanks again
Loaded up. We are full!!!
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Today was a SUCCESS!!!!! Three counties and countless supplies later.... I am ready to go back to the islands. Thanks again everyone!!!
Walmart in Dexter.
Lowes in Sikeston
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Thank you! Thank you! Please see below what I have posted to our Water Island group. If it wasn't for all of your donations, this would have never happened. We still have a lot to do and more to purchase. We still need about 6 more generators ($278 each) and I'm going to go and try to find more tomorrow.
Again thank you so much. I am overwhelmed by each of you.

Good evening Water Island residents! I have joined a humanitarian group and we are flying back to the VI on Monday. The supplies I have gathered will be arriving on Monday via private plane and I will deliver to the island sometime that day. I will take the supplies to the distribution center and we will announce when you can come and grab what you need.
For those of you who have asked for specific items, those will be marked with your name.
For those of you who have asked for generators, I will contact you personally for pick up at the ferry dock as they are heavy and I can't move them by myself. Please note, I have also purchased the necessary extension cords for the generators.

Due to all the generous donations, I have been able to purchase a lot of supplies that you have asked for.
The group I am with will be working Tuesday- Friday where the need is great (we are bringing our own tools and such for debris removal) and I am waiting for VITEMA to let us know where. We will be staying on Water Island so if anyone needs big stealthy men working on their place.... let me know and we will.

Thank you again if you have donated. And thank you Water Island for making me feel at home this past two years. Love to each and everyone of you. See you Monday.

Millie
Day 1 shopping
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We are doing great things with all the donations. I have met with a group in Columbia and we are headed to St Thomas for a mission trip! We have a plane and a ton of supplies we are taking down and we will be staying to aid in the clearing of roads, debris and trees!
Please share the page. We still have a lot to do.
The strategy table.
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