While Hurricane Irma struck the islands of St. Maarten, Saba & St. Eustatius, Cyriel and John decided they needed to take action. They got together with friends who’s loved ones were also struck by Hurricane Irma and decided to centralise the efforts to #rebuildsxm.
Via social media and many news outlets, the #rebuildsxm team managed to create an enormous awareness for what happened to the island after hurricane Irma struck. This initiative to create awareness drove them to even greater lengths and they decided to setup a non-profit organisation Stichting Rebuild SSS Islands where all efforts for the islands could be united. #rebuildsxm was born!
With the attention our #rebuildsxm team received from the many news outlets and social media, we decided to setup a crowdfunding page to raise donations for projects aimed at helping our people once the emergency services have left. 100% of the donations will go to these projects in support of restoring the daily life of our people.
In addition the foundation also connects various initiatives to one another in order to assist the SSS-islands. Initiatives such as the collection of clothing, food, medicine and much more have popped up all over social media. If we centralize our efforts we can achieve more together.
From the #rebuildsxm team “We thank you from the bottom of our hearts”