Bloomberg, Duncan Aid USVI After Hurricanes Irma & Maria

On the ground in the USVI was former NYC Mayor Mike Bloom with NBA allstar Tim Duncan and USVI Gov. Mapp, seeing the devastation firsthand and the resilience of those affected. http://www.usvirecovery.org  (Credit: Twitter @MikeBloomberg)

On the ground in the USVI was former NYC Mayor Mike Bloom with NBA allstar Tim Duncan and USVI Gov. Mapp, seeing the devastation firsthand and the resilience of those affected. http://www.usvirecovery.org (Credit: Twitter @MikeBloomberg)

On September 6th, Hurricane Irma tore through the U.S. Virgin Islands, causing catastrophic destruction and killing more than 33 people across the Caribbean. The Category 5 storm brought 185 mph winds that caused untold damage and devastation to once idyllic St. John and St. Thomas. Just two weeks later, another Category 5 storm, Hurricane Maria, hit the Caribbean and caused more destruction, especially on St. Croix.

Five-time NBA champion Tim Duncan, and billionaire Michael Bloomberg​, landed on St. Thomas on Thursday, ready to support the relief effort in the territory. According to Governor Mapp, Mr. Duncan had raised between five to six million dollars for the relief effort as of this week. Watch the press conference, held in the Jet Center at the Cyrile E. King Airport.

USVI Governor Mapp with Michael Bloomberg and Tim Duncan from Bloomberg LP on Vimeo.

To help those affected by the hurricane, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has established the Fund for the Virgin Islands.

100% of your donation will benefit those in crisis.

CFVI is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization that has been operating in the USVI for more than 25 years. It has supported past relief efforts in the region and is working closely with government and community providers to identify priorities and direct resources for immediate needs as well as long-term recovery efforts.

Click here to donate or for more information, visit cfvi.net or contact katrinb@cfvi.net or 340-201-0299 with questions. Donations are tax deductible to the fullest extent provided by law.

Information courtesy of the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands

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