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    Weʼve raised £0 to cover the costs of getting families hit by IRMA on their feet. Anything extra raised will be sent directly to other families in the USVI

    Plymouth, United Kingdom
    Closed on Wednesday, 11th October 2017

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    Story

    As you are all aware, a devistating hurricane swept through the Caribbean islands nearly destroying everything in its path there is no electricity there is no clean water and supplies are running out there is also no real way off the island for local people.

    It effected my family. I am in the UK amd trying to get my family back here.

    I am trying to raise enough to cover the costs of getting them on their feet. Anything extra raised will be sent directly to other families who have lost everything! For food, clothing, transport on or off the island etc

    I will send updates on those famikies on here.

    Most of these people are US citizens but not getting the media coverage they deserve nor the help that they need.

    When the hurricane hit Florida causing so much damage the media attention is huge the support is massive and the whole country rally to help this is not the case for the Virgin Islands.

    Our story

    I have family in St. Thomas and my Partners and his chikdren are there too.
    We knew the storm was coming but nothing prepared us for what was going to hit.
    My partner went to get his children and thier mom off island but by the time they could leave it was too late and airlines had raised prices by $600!! Disgusting.

    So last contact was at 2pm our time on weds. Then nothing.... 50 hours of nothing. No phones or wifi. The red cross couldnt help, locals who were onlime couldn't leave to look because of the curfew.

    My family and the family of my partner and the family of his ex spent hours trying to get info. Talking, crying and keeping each other sane. Its now monday AM and i still havent slept probably more than 15 hours since it hit.

    My job was now to get them off and to saftey as water and food runs out and the n

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    • Ellouise Kidman10 months ago
      Ellouise Kidman

      Ellouise Kidman

      10 months ago

      We got them off the Island. Now for gettimg them to JFK then the UK

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      Ellouise Kidman

      Ellouise Kidman

      Plymouth, United Kingdom

      My name is Ellouise. I am a Plymouth Cafe owner and we are big on charity! We try to help our community in mant ways. I am currently appealing for help with something directly hitting my family

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