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$565raised of $5,000 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised $565 to help rebuild Carolina Corral located in Coral Bay, St. John, USVI, destroyed after hurricanes Irma and Maria.

    St. John, USVI
    Funded on Tuesday, 23rd January 2018

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    Story

    Dana Bartlett (nee Bishop) moved to St. John USVI in 1992 and soon after started looking after the injured wild donkeys left on the island from the sugar plantations. After 25 years of hard work she has rescued countless animals including the donkeys, horses, deer, sheep, goats, and chickens. She runs a trail riding business for the tourists to provide funding to enable the sanctuary for the animals. Hurricane Irma, the largest storm in recent history ripped thru St. John leaving it devastated, practically cut off from the outside world.

    The community pulled together and started clearing roads, and finally messages from residents on the island started getting to loved ones. The final bit of Dana's message to me, her sister, was "I lost only one donkey, my best buddy who would ALWAYS harass me for attention. Horrible way to go." It brought tears to my eyes. Help however was being organised from St. Croix (the southern most of the USVI) and Puerto Rico that were somewhat saved from Irma. Those hopes of a lifeline were soon dashed when Hurricane Maria hit those islands just a week later, rendering it in practically the same condition as St. John.

    Recovery on St. John, whose main industry is tourism will take well over a year. Estimates of restoration of electricity and phone lines is well over 3 months, but probably more like 6 to 9 months realistically in some parts. No tourism means no funds coming in to care for the animals basic need: food, shelter, medicines.

    Donations will go directly to help the animals make it thru the next few months and hopefully build a more secure shelter.

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      9

      • Cherry and Pat Burke

        Cherry and Pat Burke

        Sep 26, 2017

        With love and thanks for the wonderful work being done. <3

        $50.00

      • Barbara Mitchell

        Barbara Mitchell

        Sep 25, 2017

        So glad that Tania has made this donation easier to achieve. Have been wanting to help out somehow.

        $250.00

      • Janet Peel

        Janet Peel

        Sep 25, 2017

        Good luck with raising the amount you need. xx

        $15.00

      • carol shaw

        carol shaw

        Sep 25, 2017

        Every little helps hope your sister is ok xx

      • Sue & Rhod

        Sue & Rhod

        Sep 25, 2017

        In memory of Rodney x

        $25.00

      • Anonymous

        Anonymous

        Sep 25, 2017

        Donated, thx Tania.

        $100.00

      • Greg & Sylvia Geissler

        Greg & Sylvia Geissler

        Sep 25, 2017

        $25.00

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      Tania Bishop

      Tania Bishop

      St. John, USVI

      Sister of Dana (aka the Donkey Lady)

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