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British Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief Fund

15th January 2018

Until September 2017, the Dream Escape Marketing Team were based on the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands.

On September, 6th 2017, the British Virgin Islands suffered the full force of a catastrophic Category 5 hurricane. Hurricane Irma hit the Virgin Islands head on, destroying everything in its path, leaving total devastation. Days later, Hurricane Maria struck the region, adding further to the extensive damage already incurred.

David, Holly, Sue and Sarah have since relocated back to the UK and upon his return, David set up the BVI White Cedar Fund. The fund feeds into the Caribbean Tourism Recovery Fund which enlists tourism industry stakeholders and friends of the region to pool resources in support of the vulnerable and devastated areas of the Caribbean, acting in solidarity and as One Caribbean Family. The fund focuses on the revival of islands directly affected by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, complementing relief and empowering the tourism sector to combine and leverage its resources to help the region bounce back, ideally fitter and better than before.

Tens of thousands of people lost their homes and their livelihoods. The people of the BVI have not given up hope as they try to piece together their shattered lives. A preliminary assessment put damage to the tourism sector at over 3 billion dollars.

Help us rebuild the British Virgin Islands and support the many local individuals and families in the BVI who have been most affected by the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.

Click here to donate and for more information   

http://www.bviwhitecedarfund.com     

 

 

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