As you’ve probably already heard, Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria recently hit the Caribbean and left truly catastrophic effects behind. Many homes and communities were destroyed and several people are now without necessities like food, water, and medical attention. As CSF is located in the British Virgin Islands – an area that was badly hit by the storms – we share in the devastation that has occurred throughout the Caribbean and extend our condolences to everyone affected.
In the lead-up to Hurricane Irma, we prepared for the worst-case scenario and consider ourselves extremely lucky to have withstood the storm. Sadly, not all others were as fortunate and have lost almost everything. During this difficult time, we have to do everything we can to support those in need in our community.
CSF Chairman, Giles Cadman, has started the BVI Relief Fund which has partnered with the respected Canadian and US Charity organization ONEXONE, to support those whose lives have been devastated by the hurricanes. The purpose of this fund is to provide immediate on-the-ground aid to BV Islanders until the government has fully implemented a large-scale relief effort. Donations are 100% tax deductible in Canada and the US.
To learn more about the fund, visit here.
All funds are being used to purchase and deliver the most needed supplies to the BVI. So far, boat fleets have been traveling between the many inhabited islands to drop off much-needed supplies such as food and water. No money itself will be distributed until the relief fund board has ensured all funds are allocated to the most vulnerable first in a fully transparent and regulated way.
As an organization housed in the BVI, we have a strong connection to the people and communities within it. It is our duty to help however we can and bring support to those who have lost everything in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.
If you’d like to donate to the BVI Relief Fund, click here. Any support you can give to this cause is most appreciated.