Greenleaf VI II Gives Generous Donation to UVI Rise Relief Fund

Greenleaf VI II Inc. owner Philip Aricidi presents donation to UVI President David Hall and UVI alumnus Jeffery Smith (center), with check. Back Row (L to R): Joan Szatkowski, Simone Thompson, Genevieve Carr-Roebuck, Shinika Miller, Melissa Lucien, Halima Henry, Marva Austrie and George Southwell

Over 2,600 students and staff members at the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI) were negatively impacted by the devastation caused by hurricanes Irma and Maria. On Wednesday, Feb. 21, Greenleaf VI II Inc. donated a $65,000 matching to the UVI Rise Relief Fund Initiative, which was created shortly after the storms to assist university students and employees with the recovery process.
At a check presentation ceremony on Wednesday, at the Great House on the Albert A. Sheen Campus on St. Croix, Greenleaf VI II Inc. owner Philip Arcidi presented a check to UVI President David Hall. The company is a member of the Economic Development Authority.
Arcidi is hopeful that his company’s donation will propel more businesses and individuals to play a role in the terriory by making monetary contributions to causes like the UVI Rise Relief Fund.
“Our students, faculty and staff have struggled along with other Virgin Islanders to get on their feet back on solid ground,” said UVI’s President David Hall. “Though dealing with the loss of homes and basic necessities, faculty still forged ahead to fulfil their mission to provide the highest quality education, and students continued to move forward to achieve their dreams. With this donation, more dreams can become a reality. We thank Mr. Arcidi for this generous gift.”
“No money can ever replace what was taken away by hurricanes Irma and Maria. However, donations like Greenleaf’s ignite a sense of hope that UVI will rebuild and be stronger than it was before,” said UVI Vice President of Institutional Advancement Mitchell Neaves. “Through the help of our donors and corporate partners, we are confident we can reach our target, and for that, we extend a warm thank you to Greenleaf VI II Inc.”
More about UVI Rise Relief Fund
The goal of the fund is to raise $900,000. Thousands of UVI students and staff members were impacted by these storms, and community support will help to bring normalcy back to the campus community. Text 2017IRMA to 71777 to support this effort. A gift to the UVI Rise Relief Fund is 100 percent tax deductible. UVI is encouraging individuals and businesses who can to lend their support and aid in the recovery.
The students and staff members at the University of the Virgin Islands are seeking assistance in addressing immediate needs in the wake of hurricanes Irma and Maria. Those who would like to contribute during this time of need should go to the UVI Rise Relief Fund.

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