In the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, which completely destroyed several island communities, thousands of people need support to address both the immediate crisis and the long-term devastation.
It can be overwhelming to know how to help, what to give and where to give it when there are so many needs. By supporting the Hurricane Fund, you are guaranteeing that your donation reaches those in need and that it will provide them with critical resources need to rebuild their lives and homes.
With your support, BGI Foundation will provide mini grants, in kind donations and supplies to individuals and community based organizations in the US Virgin Islands, British Virgin Islands, and Puerto Rico. The fund will focus on providing support after the major aid from emergency response ends and the day to day rebuilding and living begins. Every donation will make a difference as the destruction in these communities is massive and the needs are extreme.
Examples of mini grant funded requests could include:
Home repair needs and supplies
Clean water filters
Mattresses, bedding, linens, kitchenware, home necessities
There are no operating costs and 100% of the fund will be used directly to support residents and communities in affected areas.
All donations are tax-deductible.
By pledging at least $25 each month for the next two years, you can sustain the fund and support community based efforts to rebuild.
Our goal is that 150 individuals will pledge to donate consistently to the fund so that we are able to fund over $90,000 worth of needs. One time-donations are greatly appreciated though monthly recurring donations make the biggest impact. With your support, we can help communities move beyond crisis to address immediate and long-term needs.
The fund will support community rebuilding efforts in...