HURRICANE IRMA RELIEF
Hurricane Irma has left a trail of destruction in her wake in the Caribbean on what can only be described as on an epic scale. Besides massive numbers of personal property being damaged, police stations, hospitals, fire departments, airports, and other critical infrastructure has been severely crippled.
The USVIs are where I first traveled solo, and to say that I learned a great many lessons on kindness and curiosity and adventure would be an understatement. I'm doing a limited run print sale to donate towards Hurricane Irma relief. Profits from the sales will be split between the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands for assistance on a very localized level, and to Direct Relief, for a wider berth of help.
What are you selling in the gallery?
Brushed metal pieces, wrapped canvas, and good ol' fashioned prints from adventures both on-land and underwater in the Caribbean - the USVIs, Cuba, Costa Rica, and Honduras. Prints are available in 8x12, 12x18, and 16x24 sizes, and the Metal and Canvas pieces are available in ready to hang 12x18 and 16x24 sizes.
Wrapped with 1.5" depth.
Metal print texture + floating mount.
Where are profits being donated?
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands is a philanthropic organization that manages a permanent collection of funds as well as essential programs and services to benefit the citizens of the USVI. In response to the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma and impending effects of Hurricane Jose, the CFVI has established a fund to provide monies for critical needs in the U.S. Virgin Islands.
Direct Relief is a humanitarian organization, active in more than 80 countries and all 50 U.S. states, with a mission to improve the health and lives of people affected by poverty or emergencies. Nongovernmental, nonsectarian, and not-for-profit, Direct Relief provides assistance to people and communities without regard to politics, religious beliefs, or ethnic identities.
Looking to donate items?
If you've got an abundance of goodies from your own emergency preparedness stash, if you're handy with making care kits, or even if you're looking to do something with your hands (I see you knitters and sewers and crafty folks in the back ready to make blankets!) Project We Care VI is collecting goods to distribute within St. Thomas via St. Croix. And Amazon ships to the USVIs, y'all.
Call Aniska Tonge at 813-774-0691 or e-mail for an updated list of what is most needed. The current list stands at soap, toothpaste + toothbrushes, deoderant, towels/washcloths, new socks, baby wipes, diapers, toilet paper, sanitary napkins and tampons, first aid kits, blankets, non-perishable food, water, and flashlights/batteries.