St. John organizations come together to rebuild homes

It starts with a meeting and turns into action. “The resiliency housing imitative main goal is to put permanent roofs on St. John homes,” Catikawa Richardson the Disaster Case Manager at STJ Angels said. Members of Love City Strong, STJ Angels, St. John Community Foundation and All Hands and Hearts meet in St. John each week […]

St. John restaurant honors Irma anniversary with fundraiser for local non profits

Some in the Virgin Islands held fundraisers in honor of the one year anniversary of Hurricane Irma. On September 6th, Aqua Bistro in St. John hosted a pig roast. The event raised money for two island non profits, St. John Rescue and Island Health and Wellness. Those who helped organize the event tell USVI News it was a wonderful way […]

After the Storm: Part 2

Last years’ hurricanes took their toll on the Virgin Islands. Island businesses saw that first hand. Many had to shut their doors for repairs or close them for good. With tourism being one of the islands main economic drivers, having fewer stores, restaurants and hotels open, kept the tourists dollars away. But some found ways to open […]

Israeli Ambassador makes historic visit, donates to local organization

22-year-old Deandra Wheatley started at a carpentry school in St. Thomas. After a field trip with My Brothers Workshop, a non profit on Island, she learned to use her skills to give back. “Building bridge, stairs, tables,” Wheatley added. Now she is helping with their next project rebuilding Little Blossom Daycare in Smith Bay. Jenny […]