Morris Hurricane Relief

After surviving the wrath of two Category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Virgin Islands have been devastated. Buildings are down. Trees are down. Power poles are down. But the indomitable spirit of the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands is not down! However, they do need your help.

Morris Caribbean Publications publishes destination magazines and websites on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. Our publishing roots go back more than 60 years here on the islands. So we want to help our network of employees and customers cope and recover through targeted relief in the wake of our double-hurricane tragedy.

Our parent company Morris Multimedia is based in Georgia and Morris Caribbean Publisher Charlotte Atkins is a former nonprofit director. So, it was important to us to partner with a known nonprofit to ensure that our relief fund is administered properly and so that your donations are tax deductible. We have established the Morris Hurricane Relief fund through the North Georgia Community Foundation.

Many of you have asked how you can help our team here in the USVI.  Here’s your chance. Please know we will help our island communities rebuild and our team here will continue to tell the world about our islands in hopes that you will return to enjoy all that we offer once we get our basic infrastructure restored.

Morris Hurricane Relief

After surviving the wrath of two Category 5 hurricanes Irma and Maria, the U.S. Virgin Islands have been devastated. Buildings are down. Trees are down. Power poles are down. But the indomitable spirit of the people of the U.S. Virgin Islands is not down! However, they do need your help.

Morris Caribbean Publications publishes destination magazines and websites on St. Thomas, St. John and St. Croix. Our publishing roots go back more than 60 years here on the islands. So we want to help our network of employees and customers cope and recover through targeted relief in the wake of our double-hurricane tragedy.

Our parent company Morris Multimedia is based in Georgia and Morris Caribbean Publisher Charlotte Atkins is a former nonprofit director. So, it was important to us to partner with a known nonprofit to ensure that our relief fund is administered properly and so that your donations are tax deductible. We have established the Morris Hurricane Relief fund through the North Georgia Community Foundation.

Many of you have asked how you can help our team here in the USVI.  Here’s your chance. Please know we will help our island communities rebuild and our team here will continue to tell the world about our islands in hopes that you will return to enjoy all that we offer once we get our basic infrastructure restored.

You may also donate by check. Make checks payable to the North Georgia Community Foundation and designate for Morris Hurricane Relief. Mail checks to 615 Oak Street, Suite 1300, Gainesville, GA.

Our goal is to provide needed resources here in the USVI. Initially that will be things like tarps, clothing, bedding, food, water and gas. Generators and perhaps portable solar solutions to power refrigerators for food and water pumps for bathing and washing will be the next level resource since power is expected to be out for many months in some places.

Resources

Disaster relief
The Disaster Assistance Improvement Program’s (DAIP) mission is to provide disaster survivors with information, support, services, and a means to access and apply for disaster assistance through joint data-sharing efforts between federal, tribal, state, local, and private sector partners.

Loans and Grants
The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) provides low-interest disaster loans to help small businesses and homeowners recover from declared disasters.

Updates
U.S. Virgin Islands News Update

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