The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has set up a fund to help Virgin Islanders recover from Hurricane Irma, according to a statement from Delegate to Congress Stacey Plaskett.
“The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has started the FUND FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. The purpose of this fund is to provide monies for critical needs in the Virgin Islands,” Plaskett said.
The CFVI is a fiduciary for a number of smaller charities and holds 501c3 tax status, so donations to it are tax deductible. It has been a fixture in the territory for more than 25 years.
People can make donations through PayPal using the following the link: http://cfvi.net/donate/donate-fund.php. Please add “Fund for the VI” or “FFVI” into the description/memo line. Once the office is back in running order, donations also can be accepted in the form of a check, cash and over the telephone.
Anyone who prefers to make a donation directly and not through PayPal can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org or call 340-201-0299 to discuss. One hundred percent of the proceeds will go directly to the cause and no fees will be assessed, according to Plaskett. CFVI will give updates on social media on how these funds are being used and distributed.