With 150 mph winds, and gusts even higher, the U.S. Virgin Islands were left decimated after the onslaught of Hurricane Irma. For four hours, Irma continued to ravage the islands leaving two dead and virtually everyone else on the Islands without power or resources. Unfortunately, many Virgin Islands feel as though they have been forgotten by the U.S. and government, after Irma’s onslaught to the continental U.S. in Florida. —
In an effort to provide those in the Virgin Islands with the resources they need, VIStrong has launched a campaign to provide relief to those in this area that was all but destroyed.
“There are many around the world who don’t know Our Story, but the U.S. Virgin Islands received extensive damage from the storm and we are still struggling to clean up and get things restored to a sense of normalcy,” stated VIStrong representative Dustin Washington. “We have combined an Amazon wish list, along with various staging areas to ship consolidated supplies to those who were gravely affected by Hurricane Irma in the Caribbean. We are trying to find out what the people of the islands are stating Our Needs are and provide these essential items.”
Those interested in helping with the relief effort can go online to Donate. In addition to the Amazon wish list, where items such as batteries, generators, water and more are listed, there is also a Go Fund Me account where those interested can make monetary donations. All of this is accessible through the secure, VIStrong.org site.
“We want to make sure that those in the Virgin Islands, and other locations in the Caribbean, know they have not been forgotten,” continued Washington. “We will continue our efforts to ensure those living in this hard hit area have what they need to begin rebuilding their lives.”
Additional information about VIStrong and the efforts being made by the relief fund can be found by visiting the website.
VIStrong is a large organization that is made up of many people from diverse backgrounds who all have a common goal. This goal is to help provide those in the Virgin Islands with the items they need during this difficult time. The goal is to raise awareness of the plight of the island’s people and ensure they receive what is needed to begin rebuilding. The efforts are in full force and everyone is encouraged to pitch in and help with the relief efforts.
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