October 18, 2017 7:41 pm Last modified: 6:45 pm

Organizations

Cruzan Rum Distillery Resumes Production; Beam Suntory Family’s Disaster Relief Response Over $2 Million

In recent weeks, Beam Suntory, its brands and its parent company have provided more than $2 million in cash and in-kind support for disaster relief in the U.S., U.S.V.I. and Mexico.
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Project Promise Kicks Off Caterpillar Program That Focuses on Healing After the Storm

Project Promise has tailored the program to focus on the healing aspect after a major storm. There will be two main themes that focus on wellness and resiliency.
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Operation Rebuild Virgin Islands Plans to Distribute Recovery Items in William’s Delight on Saturdays

The School of the Good Shepard in Estate William’s Delight will be the location of a generous community distribution of personal and household essentials by Operation Rebuild Virgin Islands, beginning at 10 a.m., Saturday, Oct. 14.
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ICMC’s Richard J. Stephenson Donates $5 Million for USVI Recovery Through CFVI

Stephenson, founder and chairman of ICMC on St. Thomas, International Private Bank (IPB) on St. Croix and Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA), is partnering with CFVI in launching HelpUSVINow! to aid in the recovery of the USVI from the unprecedented ravages of the two storms.
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SBA Disaster Assistance Available to USVI Private Non-Profit Organizations Affected by Hurricanes

Examples of eligible non-critical private non-profit (PNP) organizations include but are not limited to: food kitchens, homeless shelters, museums, libraries, community centers, schools and colleges.
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FEMA Public Funds Available to Eligible GVI Departments, Semi-Autonomous Agencies, Some Private Non-Profits

VITEMA invites agencies and organizations to FEMA Public Assistance Grant Applicants briefing on Oct. 13.
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CFVI Announces $250,000 Challenge Grant to Aid in USVI Recovery

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has announced that St. Thomas resident Richard H. Driehaus, a long-time USVI supporter, is offering a challenge grant of $250,000 to assist with the recovery.
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IRS Informs That Low-Income Housing Units Nationwide May be Offered to Displaced Victims of Hurricanes

Upon approval, emergency housing can be provided for up to a year after the close of the month in which the major disaster was declared by the president.
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Documentary About V.I. Organizations Is Released Online

Chris Bramley has finished his first feature-length documentary film, “A Place to Be Happy,” which is now available online for free.
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Updates: How to Check on Status of Friends, Family

To help check on the status of friends and families, the American Red Cross has activated a ‘Safe and Wellness’ web and text ability for the U.S. Virgin Islands.
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