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£1,540raised of £20,000 target by 30 supporters

    Weʼve raised £1,540 to help our son Tom and heavily pregnant wife Ruthanna who just had their island, apartment and car destroyed, jobs lost, after hurricane Irma.

    Honiton, Devon, UK
    Funded on Friday, 15th September 2017

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    Englishman Tom, born in Hong Kong, just had his 25th birthday and lived with his young wife Ruthanna from Kentucky in the small US Virgin Island of St John. They are expecting their first baby in December. They worked as a waiter and nursery caregiver respectively and were just off island to see Tom's elderly grandma when hurricane Irma struck and destroyed the Island and their little home. Their home, livelihood, medical insurance, possessions and car are gone. The lush subtropical island has no trees now and the National Park has been devastated with no wild birds, donkeys, electricity, phones, internet, clean water or fuel. The hotel where they worked has mostly been destroyed & their jobs have been lost.There has been widespread looting and even robberies at gunpoint and the whereabouts of their small dogs Chuie and Dolche, who were in the care of their good friends, is unknown, as there has been no communication. Ruthanna cannot return to the island, being 7 months pregnant and the authorities are not allowing anyone to return at the moment due to dangerous conditions. Tom is trying to get back as soon as passage is allowed to find their dogs and help others as far as he is able. Any and all financial support will be thankfully received and faithfully applied, to help them build a new life elsewhere, and help them pay their impending medical expenses. Anything over and above the target raised will be distributed to worthy St John aid charities.

    Many many thanks.

    Katy Scott, mother, mother-in-law and granny-to be.

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    • Katy Scott1 year ago
      Katy Scott

      Katy Scott

      1 year ago
      Update from the Page owner

      Thank you for your love and support. Donations are on the way to Tom & Ruthanna and have been invaluable to help them start anew & get ready for the baby's arrival in December. Friends and dogs are still waiting for evacuation, as hurricane Maria arrives in St John today, and we pray they will all stay safe and well. St John Rescue Inc is a registered organization working tirelessly to help residents of this disaster and are still receiving donations at https://www.gofundme.com/gyp4sw-hurricane-irma-relief-fund . x

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    • Katy Scott1 year ago
      Katy Scott

      Katy Scott

      1 year ago

      Thank you from the bottom of our hearts. For complicated tech reasons we need to close this page & to stop receiving further donations. We have instructed JustGiving, but this may not happen for another 48 hrs. We will be in touch with you all personally, where we can. Many, many thanks for your kind donations. Katy x

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    • Katy Scott1 year ago
      Katy Scott

      Katy Scott

      1 year ago

      Thank you for all your donations and kind words for Tom and Ruthanna. After 6 days; happy to report they have heard from friends taking care of their dogs; all safe and well. Chuey, the smallest dog now resident looter-alarm dog; allowing folks to get much- needed sleep without worry, barking at any loud noise nearby. US National Guard has arrived & security is returning. Friends & dogs will leave St John soon via the coast guard to offshore ships, then to Miami. Tom and Ruthanna, officially unemployed, are now back in Kentucky with family. x

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    • Katy Scott1 year ago
      Katy Scott

      Katy Scott

      1 year ago

      Thank you so much for all the support, from far and wide, so far. We are very touched, as are Tom and Ruthanna and her family. They are currently in limbo working out flights back to the US, and then onto the USVI for Tom. We will keep you posted. x

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    Page last updated on: 9/15/2017 9:46 AM

    Supporters

    30

    • The Earth Solutions

      The Earth Solutions

      Sep 15, 2017

      £100.00

    • James  Lewis

      James Lewis

      Sep 15, 2017

      Hope this little bit helps for poor Tom and his wife! All our love, Jim and Kate x

      £30.00

    • Paula Southam

      Paula Southam

      Sep 14, 2017

      £10.00

    • Hugh Boden

      Hugh Boden

      Sep 13, 2017

      £100.00

    • Naomi Smith

      Naomi Smith

      Sep 13, 2017

      £10.00

    • Moe Moss

      Moe Moss

      Sep 13, 2017

      Awful news, but at least they're safe. Hope the dogs turn up unscathed. Love and thoughts xx

      £30.00

    • Janine Canham

      Janine Canham

      Sep 13, 2017

      So sorry to hear this - hope you all get back on your feet soon and that you enjoy the new addition to your family xx

      £50.00

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    Katy Scott

    Katy Scott

    Honiton, Devon, UK

    I am Katy (Emma) Scott and our son and his young pregnant wife have lost their small apartment and car in the US Virgin Islands due to Hurricane Irma.

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