Hurricane Irma Sint Maarten Relief Fund

For: Sint Maarten
Sint Maarten, SX
Organizer: Jackie Constanzo, Corinne L-Wathey, Riddhi Samtani, Ece Unal
Hurricane Irma Sint Maarten Relief Fund (Sint Maarten)
$10,460
of $25,000 goal.
Raised by 256 donors
41% Complete

The Story

Hurricane Irma, now officially recorded as the most powerful and most destructive hurricane to ever hit the Atlantic, left a path of destruction and devastation on the beautiful Caribbean islands we once knew. Along with other islands, Sint Maarten has been categorized as one of the islands most destroyed and affected by the passing of Hurricane Irma. Thousands of homes have been destroyed, displacing families and ripping apart infrastructure and the island's beautiful vegetation. Hurricane Irma, also known as the monster hurricane, nuclear hurricane, a hurricane the size of Texas, has left the little Caribbean gem of Sint Maarten with a total of 95% complete destruction. The little island that many of you may love and even call your second home, has suffered monumental damage. With serious lack of essentials such as food, water, electricity, gas, shelter, and medical supplies, a chaotic outbreak has occurred as people fight for their lives. While the recovery efforts have already begun we will need your help to get back up on our feet. Many fundraising campaigns have been started to provide food and water for the people of Sint Maarten, and as it may be overwhelming to choose where to donate, we thank you for taking a minute to consider what we have to say. The funds that will be collected from this site will go towards helping the people of Sint Maarten and the island as a whole where it is most needed. Between efforts to provide food and water and maintain shelters we also wish to help rescue Sint Maarteners by providing them with medical aid and assistance. We have constant communication with high standing people on the island and continuously get updates about how the island is doing and what the people are missing. We, the people of the friendly island, are asking for your help and generosity. If you are not able to donate, take a moment to spread awareness and share for the sake of the people who have lost everything... If you have the ability to help, then we thank you beyond compare.

Any donation, big or small, is a tremendous help! Please keep our sweet Sint Maarten land close in your thoughts and prayers as we Semper Pro Grediens (Always [Move] Forward)! #prayforsxm #sxmstrong #caribbeanstrong

Project started by Corinne Laflamme-Wathey, Ece Unal, Riddhi Samtani and Jacqueline Constanzo, former students of Learning Unlimited and proud Sint Maarten citizens. A very special thanks to Roxana Jimenez for her incredible participation and contribution to this relief program. 

Fundraiser Updates

Posted on September 15, 2017

Posted on September 15, 2017

On behalf of the team that has organized this relief fund we would like to give a special thanks to fellow Sint Maartener, Roxana Jimenez, for her outstanding contributions and efforts made to help the YouCaring Hurricane Irma Sint Maarten Relief Fund. Below is a link to an interview she has done with RCF Radio Bordeaux in hopes of helping spread awareness of the devastation that has occurred in Sint Maarten and in the Caribbean. Really and truly we thank you so much Roxana for all of your help! We appreciate such kindness and generosity and so does Sint Maarten. Keep doing what you are doing! We may be worlds apart but as Sint Maarteners we stand strong, no matter what! #sxmstrong

https://rcf.fr/actualite/roxanna-jimenez-bordelaise-originaire-de-lile-de-saint-martin



Posted on September 14, 2017

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Posted on September 14, 2017

To everyone who has taken the time to share this page in the efforts to help save our little island, we want to thank you! To those who have been so generous and so kind as to make a donation, on behalf of the people of Sint Maarten, we also thank you, to no ends, you have made a difference in the world and you have made a life changing difference for us; you have given us hope and have given us strength to keep faith. With your help Sint Maarten will be resilient and rebuild to be more beautiful than ever.  


Posted on September 11, 2017

Posted on September 11, 2017

To those who have already donated, we thank you! Every dollar, share, and prayer for St. Maarten keeps us Semper Pro Grediens!

Our prayers were answered when Hurricane Jose approached and thankfully passed north of Sint Maarten, sparing home a direct hit. The Dutch and French militaries are on the ground keeping order and providing aid and cruise lines have been coming down with food and drinking water! As we continue, we have begun collaborating with other local started fundraisers to increase funds and determining the immediate needs of the community, with priority to medical supplies and temporary shelters. 

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