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An Official StMartin Fundraising

$38,101 of $100,000 goal

Raised by 465 people in 5 months
"The SXM Festival GoFundMe is a fundraising effort for Saint Martin relief and the only one that the St. Maarten tourist bureau can officially support at this time. We have a memorandum of understanding with SXM Festival and a longstanding relationship; they are registered in St Martin and we are in constant contact regarding the needs and logistics of the island. The outpouring of support so far has been extraordinary, but we urge other GoFundMe pages to consolidate with SXM Festival in order to maximise and best utilise donations."

Rolando Brison
Director of Sint Maarten Tourist Bureau



Imagine the worse possible scenario, and it is WORSE than that...

IRMA, the most powerful hurricane ever recorded, has left a path of devastation in the Caribbean and continues to threaten many more communities. The full force of IRMA was felt as the eye passed over Saint Martin, the pearl of the Caribbean. Our hearts are with everyone who has been affected by this massive storm and to those who are in her path. At this time we are concentrating our efforts in raising funds to assist with the basic needs of our brothers and sisters on Saint Martin as we are intimately connected to the people and the island.

The damage has been monumental as 95% of the infrastructure has been reported destroyed. There is another storm developing in the wake of IRMA and the people are vulnerable. There are no electricity or water services and no radio. In association with the Dutch and French tourism boards on the island, our fundraising will be directed to where it is needed most. As the official fundraising campaign we are in close touch with the government to assess their needs. We ask for your help and generosity now and as we continue to support the island through it's reconstruction.

Our goal has always been to bring joy and love to this special island and now we need to do this more than ever. We have had so much support from Saint Martin to build our dream festival and now it is our turn to help. Please like, love and share widely. If you  have any supplies you can offer please contact us directly to help.


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Imaginez le pire scénario, et c’est bien PIRE que cela.

IRMA, l’ouragan le plus puissant de l’histoire traverse les Caraïbes avec des effets dévastateurs et continue de menacer de nombreuses communautés. La puissance d’IRMA a été ressentie lorsque l'oeil est passé sur St-Martin, la perle des Caraïbes. Nos cœurs sont avec tous ceux qui ont été affectés par cette tragédie et à ceux qui sont sur son chemin.

En ce moment, nous concentrons tout nos efforts pour recueillir des fonds pour aider les besoins fondamentaux de nos frères et sœurs à St Martin, car nous sommes intimement liés a la population local et à l'île. Les dommages ont été monumentaux puisque 95% de l'infrastructure a été signalée détruite. Il y a une autre tempête qui se développe à la suite d' IRMA et les populations sont vulnérables. Il n'y a pas de services d'électricité ou d'eau courante et pas de radio.

En association avec les offices de tourisme néerlandais et français de l'île, notre collecte de fonds seront utilisé de la meilleur façon pour aider Saint Martin. En tant que campagne officielle de collecte de fonds, nous sommes en contact étroit avec le gouvernement pour évaluer leurs besoins. Nous demandons votre aide et votre générosité au plus vite. Notre objectif a toujours été d'apporter de la joie et de l'amour à cette île spéciale et maintenant nous devons faire cela plus que jamais. Nous avons eu tellement de soutien de Saint Martin pour construire notre festival et maintenant c'est à notre tour de l’aider. Si vous avez des provisions que vous pouvez offrir, contactez-nous directement pour vous aider à vous coordonner.







SXM Festival Team
www.sxmfestival.com



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Dear donors.

I inform you that we will transfer the funds collected to my personal bank account, following the guidelines of gofundme, before transferring them again to the TWO BUNCH PALMS Foundation, based in St-Martin. We will keep you informed of the use of these funds very soon.
More updates coming soon...
Julian Prince
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Dear friends of St Martin.

Thank you for your participation in our fundraising campaign. We appreciate that so many have contributed to help in the recovery of our wonderful island of Saint Martin. We have been waiting for the situation on the ground to stabilize. Associations are being set up to determine the best way to use your funds. We will propose a plan shortly and it is our intention to use every dollar in the best possible way. Our goal is to direct the funds to help the children of St. Martin. Any expenses and actions will be justified and published for complete transparency. We thank you again with all of our hearts for your incredible generosity.

Yours,

The SXM Festival team.
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