The British and US Virgin Islands recently sustained severe destruction from Hurricane Irma, a Category 5 Hurricane. It may be weeks before we truly understand the full extent of the damage. For now, we know homes have been leveled, businesses destroyed, utilities impacted and people left without access to enough food, water, and medical supplies.
Love for Love City was created as a fund to channel the right kind of relief to the people who truly need the help. We are partnering with local charities, with a focus on St. John, to identify needs, create transport for materials, make sure help goes where it’s crucial – and to ensure the resources get to the people rebuilding.
Planeloads of food, water, tools, tarps, generators, medical supplies, and clothing have already been delivered. We recognize this process is ongoing; not just weeks or months, but years are going to be required to restore the island. Love for Love City is about the sustained effort to support St. John and the entire Virgin Islands.
Working with various national, international and corporate entities, Love for Love City comes from the heart of Kenny Chesney’s No Shoes Nation. We are people who dig in when needed, give when we see struggle and seek to find the best ways to make a difference. Every little bit helps.