My team has adopted St Georges Anglican School on Tortola
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! I'm raising money to help friends and loved ones in the British Virgin Islands build back after the devastation of Hurricanes Irma and Maria.
One Love BVI is providing aid, supplies, and volunteers to help families, communities, and businesses get back on their feet and build back better, smarter, and stronger than ever before. That's why I'm participating in One Love BVI's Help the BVI Build Back Better campaign to raise money. But the BVI need more than just my help.
If you can, please join me by donating whatever you feel is appropriate to my fundraising page supporting the recovery of the school my eldest son Nick attended for several years. 100 percent of the money raised will be used to provide supplies and materials to rebuild and restock the school.
When people hear that there was 3.6 billion dollars worth of damage done to the BVI alone by the 2017 hurricanes I hear them ask "but what can my little donation do to help when faced with such a monumental task?" The answer is that every donation helps, no matter the amount. The One Love BVI "Adopt a School" campaigne has so far raised over $50,000 toward supporting the recovery of various schools, and ours is just one of the programmes doing the same. Enough drops can fill a great many buckets, so please, never think your donation is insignificant.
If you think your own child's class, or school may want to help other children an ocean away get their school back up and running again perhaps you might suggest to the school, or the PTA that they might look to join this, or any other "Adopt a School" fundraising team on the One Love BVI donations site and encourage the children to participate in fund raising activities.
This will be a long process. Just because the media no longer covers the catastrophic devastation that occured in September, it doesn't mean the situation is not still grave. Very many kids there don't yet have a proper school to go to, nor will they for many months to come. Some go to makeshift classes in UNICEF donated tents. The rebuilding of schools depends on funding. The BVI cannot count on governments to provide anything like enough.
They need our help. All of us.