A U.S. Coast Guard boat evacuates people from St. Johns, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg
An SUV stands on top of the destroyed Chateau Bordeaux overlooking Coral Bay in St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg
Damaged buildings and trees stand on St. John, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg
Kimarley Brathweite, 13 years-old, sits in his grandmother's damaged apartment in the Tutu High Rise in St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg
Debris fills an apatment in the Tutu High Rise, whose walls were blown out by Hurricane Irma, on St. Thomas, U.S. Virgin Islands, on Tuesday, September 12, 2017. Photographer: Michael Nagle/Bloomberg

On September 6th, Hurricane Irma tore through the U.S. Virgin Islands, causing catastrophic destruction and killing more than 33 people across the Caribbean. The Category 5 storm brought 185 mph winds that caused untold damage and devastation to once idyllic St. John and St. Thomas. Just two weeks later, another Category 5 storm, Hurricane Maria, hit the Caribbean and caused more destruction, especially on St. Croix.

Your help is critical

To help those affected by the hurricane, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has established the Fund for the Virgin Islands.

100% of your donation will benefit those in crisis.

CFVI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been operating in the USVI for more than 25 years. It has supported past relief efforts in the region and is working closely with government and community providers to identify priorities and direct resources for immediate needs as well as long-term recovery efforts.

Click here to donate or for more information, visit cfvi.net or contact katrinb@cfvi.net or 340-201-0299 with questions. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.

September 14, 2017. Video courtesy of The Virgin Islands Consortium.

Resources

Latest updates
Inform USVI and The US Virgin Islands Department of Tourism provide the latest, most up-to-date information.

Disaster relief
The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.

Loans and Grants
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest disaster loans to help small businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

Learn more

Learn more about the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI).

About CFVI
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands serves both donors and nonprofit organizations of the U.S. Virgin Islands that want to ensure the highest quality of life for present and future generations.

Funds and fiscal sponsorship
Create an ongoing legacy of giving by establishing a fund. CFVI’s primary goal is to build a collection of permanent funds, which will be used to enhance the educational, physical, social, cultural and environmental well-being of the children, youth and families of the Virgin Islands.

Contact us
Contact the CFVI for more information on programs and to learn how you can help.

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