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Rebuilding St. Thomas, USVI

by St. Thomas Recovery Team
Rebuilding St. Thomas, USVI
Rebuilding St. Thomas, USVI
Rebuilding St. Thomas, USVI
Rebuilding St. Thomas, USVI
Rebuilding St. Thomas, USVI
Rebuilding St. Thomas, USVI
Rebuilding St. Thomas, USVI
Rebuilding St. Thomas, USVI

Summary

The St. Thomas Recovery Team (STRT) is the long-term recovery group of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. STRT is made up of non-profit organizations focused on rebuilding and repairing owner occupied homes that were damaged or destroyed during Hurricanes Irma & Maria. STRT works to ensure that the most vulnerable among Virgin Islanders can safely return to their homes as quickly as possible.

$1M
total goal
$727,868
remaining
67
donors
2
monthly donors
1
year

Challenge

St. Thomas currently has more than 8,000 homes that were severely damaged or destroyed during Hurricanes Irma and Maria. Thousands of those home owners are unable to receive assistance through traditional disaster recovery routes due to living below the poverty level. Without access to traditional disaster-SBA loans and FEMA assistance, these elderly and low income homeowners have no other funding options when it comes to rebuilding their homes.

Solution

STRT has prioritized low income, elderly, disabled, single families, and other vulnerable members of the community who have no other resources or options available to rebuild their homes. By utilizing disaster rebuild volunteers, STRT will be able to rebuild homes that would not be able to be rebuilt otherwise.

Long-Term Impact

St. Thomas felt the impact of major hurricanes in the '80s & '90s. Hurricane damaged homes have dotted the islands for 20-30+ years and St. Thomas is all too familiar with what happens when home owners don't have the resources to adequately rebuild. STRT plans to rebuild homes that were damaged during Irma & Maria so that the number of vacant, destroyed homes does not continue to grow. With each home that STRT is able to rebuild, another family will safely live in St. Thomas for generations.

Additional Documentation

This project has provided additional documentation in a PDF file (projdoc.pdf).

Resources

https:/​/​strtvi.org/​

Organization Information

St. Thomas Recovery Team

Location: St. Thomas - Virgin Islands
Website:
Facebook: Facebook Page
Project Leader:
Imani Daniel
St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

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