Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes

by Love City Strong, Inc.
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes
Resilience and Accessibility for St. John Homes

Project Report | Jul 27, 2023
Partnering for a Resilient Future

By Mae Agna | Development Director

Before
Before

St. John is the smallest of the US Virgin Islands, with a population of around 4,500 people. As an island community, we are still recovering from Hurricanes Irma and Maria in 2017, followed by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Many St. John residents experience both physical and emotional trauma from those impacts daily.

One of the biggest issues is access to safe and affordable housing. Destruction in the wake of Hurricanes Irma and Maria was widespread, with damages all throughout the island. While no one in the community was untouched by the impact of these storms, areas of St. John with high concentrations of low to middle income homes were disproportionately affected both by the event, and in the aftermath of the recovery. 

Recovery is not quick. Love City Strong is committed to building back in a thoughtful and sustainable way, and in order to do this we rely heavily on local partners, and the generosity of our donors. The process can be overwhelming at times, but it is incredibly rewarding to return a resident to a safe living situation. With the help of skilled local contractors, and the support of private donations, we recently completed a full scale rebuild for one of our senior clients. In such a small community, we have the privilege of connecting on a personal level with every individual we serve. It was an absolute pleasure working with this client, and we are all so happy to see him enjoying his newly repaired home. 

The path to recovery is a long one, and it is critical to emphasize community resilience. By establishing partnerships with local organizations and businesses, we ensure that we are prepared to support our island quickly, and internally. We continue to rely on the generosity of our donors, who make a huge impact on our clients every step of the way. 




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Final repairs
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Love City Strong, Inc.

Location: St. John - Virgin Islands
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St. John , Virgin Islands
$6,825 raised of $250,000 goal
 
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