Since Hurricane Irma, Unite BVI, Virgin Unite and Virgin Limited Edition have committed over $3.8M USD to charitable projects and initiatives across the BVI, including $1.7M USD of the BVI Community Support Appeal funds. Virgin Unite and Unite BVI continue to work hard to identify further projects that support the long-term recovery, and to allocate the remaining BVI Community Support Appeal funds in the most efficient and effective way.
What are we doing?
In the immediate aftermath of Irma, we were heavily involved in relief efforts – since then our focus has been on the long-term recovery of the islands, by supporting the government’s vision of building a “stronger, smarter, greener, better BVI”.
As outlined in Richard’s blog, we continue to focus on the same three areas to assist the long-term reconstruction of the BVI:
Community and Education: through the rebuilding of schools, using technology to support teachers and students, supporting community/youth/children centres, and building capacity to respond to future natural disasters through disaster risk reduction and preparedness training.
Entrepreneurship: through skills-based training programmes and a micro loan/kickstart programme.
Environment: through supporting the development of renewable energy and recycling initiatives and community debris clean-ups.
Thank you for your unwavering support towards the BVI Community Support Appeal. Without you, a lot of our work would not have been possible.
We have now closed the BVI Community Support Appeal, which was opened in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane’s Irma and Maria to support the long term recovery of the BVI. However, if you would like to support ongoing efforts in the BVI you can find out how to donate here, or you can make a donation to our parent charity Virgin Unite in the UK or its associated charity Virgin Unite USA - for more information please email Virgin Unite (please note this is subject to VirginUnite.com T&Cs).