Sep 11, 2020

Breaking New Ground!

Additional PPE is required on all RHI job sites.
Additional PPE is required on all RHI job sites.

As many of you are aware, in March we made the difficult decision to put a hold on new builds in the Resilient Housing Initiative (RHI). This decision was not made lightly, but we believe that the health and safety of our clients, our contractors, and our team must remain our top priority. 

In accordance with the phased reopening of the territory, we now feel confident that we can resume this project with all the appropriate social distancing measures observed, and ample personal protective equipment. 

In July, we launched a matching campaign thanks to the generous offer from Kenny Chesney's Love for Love City Foundation. From July 1st through September 30th, all donations up to $250,000 will be matched in order to complete the final 5 homes in this program. 

Thanks to the generosity of over 20 new and longstanding donors during this campaign, we are excited to announce that two new homes are now under construction! 

Thank you for keeping Love City Strong and the community of St. John in your hearts. Please feel free to share this message with others, and help make donations made to us go even further in the final weeks of our matching campaign. 

With your continued support, we are confident that we can finish what we set out to do, and bring even more St. John residents home.

A new rebuild is just getting started!
A new rebuild is just getting started!
Aug 21, 2020

Matching Campaign Update

Last month, we announced that an incredible gift from Kenny Chesney’s Love for Love City Foundation had been made to the Resilient Housing Initiative (RHI). 

From July 1st through September 30th, Love for Love City agreed to match all contributions up to $250,000 to Love City Strong in order to help us achieve our goal of rebuilding 40 homes across the island of St. John.

We are immensely grateful for this offer, and pleased to report that since this announcement was made, we have thus far raised $4,000 thanks to over 20 individual donors! 

The collective upheaval caused by the COVID-19 pandemic has forced everyone throughout the world to reconsider the familiar structure of their lives, and reimagine the ways they will function within new parameters. At LCS, we pride ourselves on our ability to adapt to unexpected challenges while maintaining a positive outlook and remaining steadfast in our convictions. 

We remain dedicated to completing the RHI project as safely and efficiently as we can, and our enthusiasm for the project has been reinforced by the outpouring of generosity from our donors during this matching campaign.

Currently, 35 homes of our 40 homes goal have been safely rebuilt, and we will continue until our goal has been achieved.

Thank you for keeping Love City Strong and the community of St. John in your hearts. Please feel free to share this message with others, and help make donations made to us go even further during this matching campaign. With your continued support, we are confident that we can finish what we set out to do, and bring even more St. John residents home.

Jul 20, 2020

Double Your Impact

In the last 6 months, the impact of COVID-19 has caused a global shift in the way that people conduct business, care for their families, and envision their future. We at Love City Strong have done our best to restructure our programming to ensure the safety and security of our staff and clients, while working diligently to fulfill the goals and commitments of each project.

While work was suspended on the Resilient Housining Initiative (RHI) for 3 months this year due to safety concerns surrounding COVID-19, we are pleased to report that our jobsites have resumed, and 5 new rebuilds have been completed!

Now, thanks to a generous gift by one of our longtime supporters and donors, we are even closer to completing our original goal of 40 rebuilt homes.

Today we are inviting you to take part in a new Matching Campaign for the Resilient Housing Initiative. From July 1 to September 30, 2020 all contributions to RHI up to $250,000 will be matched by Kenny Chesney's Love for Love City Foundation.

Employees of Love for Love City worked alongside our St. John-based construction crews on the first 30 homes in RHI in 2018 and 2019. We are so thankful to have had their team's time, dedication, and expertise on these rebuilds, which allowed us to manage several jobsites across the island simultaneously in those first 2 years.

Although their commitment of providing additional labor ended at the end of 2019, their commitment to RHI remains as strong as ever with this generous offer to match donations during the peak of the 2020 Atlantic Hurricane Season, when it is mor eimportant than ever to ensure that seniors and families with young children have safe, stable places to call home.

We hope that you will consider contributing to RHI during this Matching Campaign so that your generosity can go even farther. Thank you to our many donors and supporters that have helped take RHI this far. We couldn't do it without you!

 

 

 
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