Thank you for supporting communities in the US Virgin Islands as they rebuild in the year after hurricanes Irma and Maria. Your donation to the Island Spirit Fund continues to support these five incredible organizations working locally to support their communities through recovery:
The St. Croix Long Term Recovery Group has managed 267 volunteers who in turn provided 13,050 hours of labor to support construction on 20 homes. Chris Finch shares one of the group’s many success stories, “When the homeowner entered the house and saw that she could occupy her bedroom for the first time in over a year, she collapsed on her bed in joy.”
The St. John Long Term Recovery Group started or completed the rebuilding of 10 or more homes with materials purchased with the funds donated by the Island Spirit Fund. They used their funds to source approved materials to build the homes in a more resilient manner and in accordance with building codes.
The St. Thomas Recovery Team (STRT) has put five families back into their homes. “The Island Spirit Fund has really raised morale on St. Thomas as well as on the other two islands,” says Imani Daniel, Chair of the Board for STRT.
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has made three grants to local organizations. The grants are piloting a recycling program on the University of the Virgin Islands St. Thomas campus, supporting native tree restoration, and strengthening the local marine workforce with internships in coastal science or conservation and a partnership with Penn State's Biology program.
With your help, our Island Spirit Fund nonprofit partners are able to continue making a transformative impact in the lives of people impacted by the storms. Thank you for your continued dedication to the recovery of hurricane-affected communities for the long haul.
A CFVI grantee gave out native trees to be planted
Thank you for supporting communities in the USVI to rebuild after last year’s devastating hurricanes. Your donation to the Island Spirit Fund, has supported the following five amazing organizations working tirelessly on the ground to rebuild and renew their communities after hurricanes Irma and Maria:
The St. Croix Long Term Recovery Group is working with faith-based, nonprofit, government, business and other organizations working in St. Croix to unite recovery resources with community needs to ensure that even the most vulnerable in the community recover. Your support will help the LTRG provide disaster case management and help rebuild 1,000+ homes.
The St. John Long Term Recovery Group is working with local groups and volunteers in St John to rebuild their community after last year’s hurricane season. Your funds will support their efforts to put repair the homes of elderly residents in St. John and prepare other structures on the island for the next hurricane season.
The St. Thomas Recovery Team (STRT) is working with volunteers to rebuild homes for vulnerable members of the community, including those who are low-income, elderly, and disabled. Your gift will allow STRT to rebuild homes that would not be able to be rebuilt otherwise.
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) is working with local initiatives related to environmental rebuilding and the marine economy. Your support will support CFVI’s efforts to build momentum in connecting to issues including public health, social equity, tourism, sustainability, and resilience.
Thank you for your continued dedication to rebuilding hurricane-affected communities during this time of need. With your support, our nonprofit partners are able to continue making a tangible impact in the lives of so many.
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