VI Strong; Virgin Islands Relief exists to bring awareness to, collect resources for, and build up the people of the Virgin Islands, especially during this time of catastrophe. On September 6, 2017, Hurricane Irma brought a level of catastrophe and devastation to the Virgin Islands that had never been seen before.
There are no comparisons to any storms in the past because there has never been a storm of this magnitude in the Atlantic Ocean in the recorded history of man. The islands are devastated. The scary part of this whole ordeal is what comes next. The Virgin Islands are, unfortunately, only one on the list of victims. With Hurricane Henry making landfall in Houston on September 1st and Hurricane Irma projected to hit Miami on Sunday September 10th, there is a great threat of the Islands going unnoticed and unserved.
While the Islands may not be as big as Houston, Miami, or any of the other important American cities hit, there are still 100,00 souls on that island that deserve a fighting chance at survival. Please don’t let our efforts fool you. The long and incredible history of the people of the Virgin Islands tells us of the fighting spirit that has been planted in this incredible people group since the beginning of time. Our only aim to stand alongside them and let them know they aren’t alone, and they don’t have to do this by themselves.
We are VI Strong, a widespread group of diverse people with an unstoppable drive to bring awareness, resources, and support to the beautiful people of the Virgin Islands. We will spare no amount of effort, affection, or obtainable resources to rebuild the people and the island.