Anguilla Relief Fund - Hurricane Irma

For: Anguilla Victims of Hurricane Irma
Anguilla
Organizer: Tiago Sarmento & Mariana Prince
Anguilla Relief Fund - Hurricane Irma (Anguilla Victims of Hurricane Irma)
$28,265
of $35,000 goal.
Raised by 96 donors
80% Complete

The Story

Anguilla is a magical island. Those that have had the privilege to visit, know how friendly the people are, how stunning the beaches and how there never seems to be enough time to discover the true beauty of this awe-inspiring destination. 

Hurricane Irma tore through the island on September 5, 2017. As the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean, Irma ripped apart the homes of those very people who built Anguilla, leaving behind nothing but leafless trees, destruction and a lot of sadness. 

We, the Sarmento family, moved to Anguilla just one month ago, as tiago took charge as general manager of a stunning resort on the island. As soon as Irma passed, tiago travelled around the island, distributing bed linen, towels and water to help people find some relief. Despite the efforts made by providing these resources, we still felt incredibly helpless when hundreds of people, who were previously self-sufficient, begged for water, food and dry clothes. 

Irma stripped away the roofs, doors and windows of their homes, leaving them with little but the clothes on their backs.


Our goal and biggest wish is to take care of the people who make Anguilla so special by providing food, water, and other basic necessities to those who have lost everything as a result of the hurricane, lending a helping hand for them and the island to get back on their feet.

Your donation will be used directly towards purchasing these supplies and chartering boats to bring these necessities to the island. We will make sure to post photos of the progress and the delivery of the goods over social media, so that you can see the difference you are making! 

We urge you to please help us reach our goal! We are ready to act now and fulfill immediate needs on the island. There has been little to no outside help provided to date – we can get supplies to those who need it NOW.

We thank you in advance for your support. Any size donation will help and is appreciated

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 14, 2017

Posted on September 14, 2017

Dear friends,

THANK YOU for the extraordinary support extended since we started the fundraising efforts. Your donations, messages, shares, and kind words have shed a ray of hope on the people of the island in more ways than you can imagine.

Following, some important updates on the efforts done, in progress and coming up:

STAGE ONE - COMPLETED

Belmond Cap Juluca donated bed linen, towels water and other basic supplies. We visited over 200 families during the last 4 days.

STAGE TWO - IN PROGRESS

We are mapping certain number of families who were heavily impacted by Irma (Lost roof, whole house, personal belongings, etc). And other families who have been impacted but still have personal belongings. Task completion expected by Monday 18th September

STAGE THREE - STARTING

We are checking on ways to gather a container made of basic necessity items in Miami, FL to be sent to Anguilla with the help of amazing friends who have offered to take this on. If you have items like water, dry food, bed linen, hurricane preparedness items (flash lights, etc). Please hold until further info comes up shortly.

STAGE FOUR

Once stage 2 is completed donation of the relief fund will start. Our plan is to dedicate 70% of the fund to construction materials so those who lost their roofs or houses can start right away with rebuilding as rain still affects them. 30% of the fund will be used for shipping costs and basic necessity items acquisition.Thank you all again for your extraordinary support, your help has such a big impact on people's lives, who are now just trying to leave Irma behind and seeing that day closer thanks to you.

mariana & tiago

PS. There was a glitch posting this update and you might have received several notifications on the update, sorry about that, that was not part of the campaign :) 


Posted on September 14, 2017

Posted on September 14, 2017

Dear friends,

THANK YOU for the extraordinary support extended since we started the fundraising efforts. Your donations, messages, shares, and kind words have shed a ray of hope on the people of the island in more ways than you can imagine.

Following, some important updates on the efforts done, in progress and coming up:

STAGE ONE - COMPLETED

Belmond Cap Juluca donated bed linen, towels water and other basic supplies. We visited over 200 families during the last 4 days.

STAGE TWO - IN PROGRESS

We are mapping certain number of families who were heavily impacted by Irma (Lost roof, whole house, personal belongings, etc). And other families who have been impacted but still have personal belongings. Task completion expected by Monday 18th September

STAGE THREE - STARTING

We are checking on ways to gather a container made of basic necessity items in Miami, FL to be sent to Anguilla with the help of amazing friends who have offered to take this on. If you have items like water, dry food, bed linen, hurricane preparedness items (flash lights, etc). Please hold until further info comes up shortly.

STAGE FOUR

Once stage 2 is completed donation of the relief fund will start. Our plan is to dedicate 70% of the fund to construction materials so those who lost their roofs or houses can start right away with rebuilding as rain still affects them. 30% of the fund will be used for shipping costs and basic necessity items acquisition.

Thank you all again for your extraordinary support, your help has such a big impact on people's lives, who are now just trying to leave Irma behind and seeing that day closer thanks to you.

mariana & tiago

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