What are we doing?
Since Hurricane Irma, Unite BVI, Virgin Unite and Virgin Limited Edition have committed over $3.8M USD to charitable projects and initiatives across the BVI, including $1.7M USD of the BVI Community Support Appeal funds. Virgin Unite and Unite BVI continue to work hard to identify further projects that support the long-term recovery, and to allocate the remaining BVI Community Support Appeal funds in the most efficient and effective way.
As outlined in Richard’s blog, we continue to focus on the same three areas to assist the long-term reconstruction of the BVI:
Community and Education: through the rebuilding of schools, using technology to support teachers and students, supporting community/youth/children centres, and building capacity to respond to future natural disasters through disaster risk reduction and preparedness training.
Entrepreneurship: through skills-based training programmes and a micro loan/kickstart programme.
Environment: through supporting the development of renewable energy and recycling initiatives and community debris clean-ups.
Thank you for your unwavering support towards the BVI Community Support Appeal. Without you, a lot of our work would not have been possible.
We have now closed the BVI Community Support Appeal, which was opened in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane’s Irma and Maria to support the long term recovery of the BVI. However, if you would like to support ongoing efforts in the BVI by donating you can email us directly to discuss further or alternatively visit our sister organisation, Unite BVI, whose work focuses on supporting entrepreneurs, environmental conservation and enriching communities in the BVI.
We are incredibly thankful for everything being done to help the BVI communities. Thank you!
- Richard Branson