CREATING PROJECTS TO REBUILD BVI STRONGER
After the immediate emergency relief efforts happened in the BVI we realized that many people and donors were moving on, not realizing there was still a critical need for relief and recovery in the BVI.
Our team worked with government officials and local leaders to formulate four priority project areas that would help BVI rebuild for the long-term.
We launched our donation platform for each of the projects and created media campaigns that would attract the people that were willing, and had the resources to help, with the need. This resulted in hundreds and thousands of donations and hundreds of volunteers committing to helping BVI recover, stronger. Read below to learn more about these four priority projects.
BVI BACK IN BUSINESS
BVI Back In Business is a micro-loan program to help get people back in business that wouldn’t otherwise have a way to restart because banks were not lending to them.
Amongst the destruction of the storm, people lost not only their homes but their businesses and jobs.
Many banks are not lending so we created a fund to help entrepreneurs get back in business.
This micro-loan program allows entrepreneurs who were successful prior to the hurricane get back on their feet, create jobs and pull their country back into being self-sufficient from the inside out.
Our team partnered with Unite BVI on this project.
Our Rebuild Roofs project was created to rebuild and repair roofs for people who don’t have insurance or a way to rebuild otherwise.
This campaign mad a meaningful impact by providing shelter for families who had gone months without proper protection.
While another hurricane season was quickly approaching replacing roofs was no longer a top priority but for many was an emergency.
HELP RESCUE ANIMALS IN NEED
From puppies to horses and everything in between, animals were suffering and in the light of such great need were not a top priority after such a traumatic storm.
This project allowed us to support the continued efforts of those who have been willing to rescue these sweet animals who had no other hope. All funds went to medical supplies, food, shelter and shipping these animals to their loving forever homes.
Our team was able to rescue over 70 puppies and kittens to bring them back to loving home in the United States.
CLEAN UP BVI
Our Clean Up BVI project was a fund to be able to bring and send volunteers to help clean up BVI by helping to gut and rebuild public spaces and clean up trash.
With over 80% of buildings severely damaged or destroyed the environment and overall landscape of BVI was trashed in many places.
Since launching this project we were able to bring in 5 different teams of volunteers to help clean up and rebuild in the BVI.
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