We’ve reached our goal of $55,000, but we’re not stopping there! Our new goal is to get over 55k likes. Please help us by liking and sharing this post with your friends!
On September 6th, 2017 the brutal Category 5 Hurricane Irma reached its peak intensity over the British Virgin Islands. The island of Jost Van Dyke received some of the worst damage, leaving countless homes and businesses destroyed.
Nearly 5 months after Irma, while the rebuilding process is well underway, power and utilities have been restored, there are still families without adequate resources and shelter. There are many still out of work with the tourism economy just beginning to come back after a big Old Years Eve party at Foxy’s.
Thanks to all of you, who JVD holds a special place in your hearts, we have reached our initial goal of $55,000. We couldn’t have done it without your love and support!
JVDStrong and Glass House BVI are excited to present the JVD Preservation Society with this donation. The funds raised have been used to purchase a 40ft container of building materials including plywood, T1-11 roof sheathing, metal roofing, and respective fasteners, etc. We have a goal to help rebuild 10-12 houses and have further set aside another sum of money to pay qualified JVD locals to help in this reconstruction effort. The container is set to arrive in Jost around Jan 15th.
We’re never going to stop caring for the beautiful people and island of JVD. There are a very limited amount of the JVDStrong T-shirts left for purchase, but you can still donate. Visit jvdstrong.com for more information.