BONUS POST: 40 Families in the Virgin Islands

40 Families

Reprinted with permission from 40 Families in the Virgin Islands Facebook event:

In September two monster hurricanes hit the US territories of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands one right after another. These storms wiped out homes and infrastructure and temporarily closed the tourist industry that provides jobs and livelihoods for the local residents.

Many families are left with nothing more than the shirts on their backs.

In the Virgin Islands, local resort staff who lost their homes have been granted short term temporary housing by Marriott. These are the housekeepers, chefs, maintenance, and other staff who live on the Island. Through our relationship with Marriott, we have an opportunity to provide them with clothing, hygiene, and other basic supplies while they are displaced and to help them rebuild their lives.

How You Can Help

We have identified about 40 families who have lost everything and are living in the temporary housing. We will be sending supplies down in a shipping crate that Marriott will get directly to these families.

You can send:

This list will change with the changing needs of rebuilding.

  • Gently used tropical climate clothing.
  • Unopened hygiene supplies.
  • Emergency supplies.
  • Toys (new or like new).

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Donated funds will be used to buy bulk supplies and to help them rebuild their lives.

  • new underwear.
  • hygiene supplies.
  • other basic necessities.

Donation Location

The GC Gives Back staff donates their time to keep administration costs extremely low so that 100% of the funds donated can be used for the cause.

To donate goods or finances:

GC Gives Back
4350 Pablo Professional Ct
Jacksonville, FL 32224

No donation is too large or too small.

GC Gives Back, Inc is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and a member of the Logos Global Network. Your contribution is deductible to the extent allowed by law.

UPDATE:

GC Gives Back writes:

Our first shipment of donations is officially on its way to the US Virgin Islands.

40 Families_Our First Haul

Wow, it has been amazing to watch everyone come together to make this first haul a success.

See the GC Gives Back Facebook page for more news and great photos!

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