On September 6th, Hurricane Irma devastated the islands of St. Thomas and St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Two weeks later, Hurricane Maria arrived to deliver a second blow to the USVI and ravaged the US territory of Puerto Rico. Soprano Laura Strickling, a resident of St. Thomas, evacuated by boat to Puerto Rico five days after Hurricane Irma and escaped to the US mainland ahead of Hurricane Maria. She brings her friends together to present a song recital to benefit the recovery efforts, and to help the citizens of America's paradise.
The FUND FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS, under the management of the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands, was established to provide monies for critical needs in the U.S. Virgin Islands, both to support short-term relief efforts and to enhance the well-being of future generations. Strategic planning for these efforts is coordinated with input from local government, national experts, and trusted local nonprofits.