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Couple raises over $160K for VI relief efforts

Owners of Windtraveler & Aristocat Charters raised the $$ through YouCare
Relief fund account created by Scott and Brittany Meyers of Windtraveler and Aristocat Charters to assist with rebuilding the Virgin Islands following hurricane Irma. Photo: YouCare
Relief items being donated by Scott and Brittany Meyers of Windtraveler and Aristocat Charter through a fund in which they started following the passage of hurricane Irma two months ago. Photo: YouCare
Relief items being donated by Scott and Brittany Meyers of Windtraveler and Aristocat Charter through a fund in which they started following the passage of hurricane Irma two months ago. Photo: YouCare
Hurricane Irma ravaged the territory on September 6, 2017 destroying homes and businesses. Photo: VINO
Hurricane Irma ravaged the territory on September 6, 2017 destroying homes and businesses. Photo: VINO
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI - As the Virgin Islands (VI) continue to rebuild from the category 5 hurricane, Irma, which destroyed the territory on September 6, 2017, more individuals have stepped up to assist by way of donations.

Scott and Brittany Meyers of Windtraveler and Aristocat Charters began a fund on YouCare to provide relief to the Virgin Islands.

Since the creation of the fund, the couple has managed to raise some $168, 298.

The money raised by the Meyers and many organisation, friends and family have been used to purchase a number of items for the VI.

One of the items are Honda Portable Inverter Generators which will be distributed through Family Support Network (FSN) to those most in need.

"They will be used to power refrigerators, water pumps and basic lighting. We have a person on the ground to prep and test each unit before release to FSN," explained Brittany.

Next, sixty chainsaws were donated to the BVI Electricity Corporation (BVIEC) and the Fire and Rescue Service, along with 50 extension cords and 100 power strips to be used where needed.

Brittany Meyers explained that she contacted Road Town Wholesale (RTW) about setting up an $20,000 account for FSN to purchase household supplies, while adding that this is still a work in progress.

Mrs Meyers expressed that some $30,000 worth of tarps was shipped through San Juan, Puerto Rico and has not yet arrived on island due to damages inflicted by Hurricane Maria.

11 Responses to “Couple raises over $160K for VI relief efforts”

  • Oh yeah (16/11/2017, 18:14) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    THANK YOU.
  • ... (16/11/2017, 18:24) Like (22) Dislike (0) Reply
    we thank you
  • tata-great (16/11/2017, 19:39) Like (22) Dislike (1) Reply
    thanks for the assistance . A little goes a long way .May God continue to bless you all.
  • LOL (16/11/2017, 22:43) Like (11) Dislike (25) Reply
    I thought yall hated expats and all they wanted to do is rape our islands? I hope common sense starts to prevail soon even if its the result of the devastating hurricanes.
    • Good tidings (17/11/2017, 12:10) Like (7) Dislike (0) Reply
      Well, you are obviously the one with the thwarted mind. We do not hate expats. We hate on no one. Why don't you now find something constructive to do with your time instead of coming on here instigating hate?????/
  • Dragon (17/11/2017, 07:00) Like (11) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you so much.
  • xpat (17/11/2017, 07:15) Like (4) Dislike (7) Reply
    BVIs would be in a world of more hurt if it was not for generous expats who seem to care more about the Territory the govt of which does not seem to have much in the way of a recovery plan beyond relying on the kindness of expats who donate either time and money. What would they do without them? And what will they do when their kindness and generosity reach their limits, as they inevitably will? The handouts cannot continue for ever.
    • vi (17/11/2017, 10:28) Like (11) Dislike (2) Reply
      You don't have to be an Expat. You can go back to your country. No one will miss you
  • Sassy (17/11/2017, 10:09) Like (5) Dislike (0) Reply
    Thank you and God’s blessings!
  • @Expat and Lol (17/11/2017, 10:33) Like (3) Dislike (1) Reply
    If we really did hate expats, would we halp when other islands needed help after disaster hit them. Go sit down and find something meaningful to do.
    • @expatand lol (18/11/2017, 08:02) Like (2) Dislike (0) Reply
      Not knly do we assist, but walking down jn our capital you can see we love everyone as God admonishes us as the Town is filled with so many ex pats I miss my own folks. Makes you wonder where you are if you are inn Tortola. To top that off, it is obvious most of them are not working, but our Labour Dept or Immigration Dept does nothing.. Must be love.


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