On St. Croix, we were incredibly lucky to be spared from the wrath of Hurricane Irma. But our friends and neighbors over in St. Thomas, St. John, the British Virgin Islands and nearby Leeward Islands got hit hard by the storm. Homes and businesses are destroyed, families are displaced, resources are scarce, and entire island communities are in dire need of support.
We remember, all too well, how Hurricane Hugo devastated St. Croix in 1989, and we know that the road to recovery for our sister islands will be long and arduous.
When adversity strikes, we come together.
At Crucian Gold, we felt we needed to do something … we wanted to find a way we could use our tools and resources to make a meaningful contribution to help with the hurricane relief efforts.
We designed a special jewelry collection that speaks to the strength and togetherness of our communities…. The VI STRONG Collection.
100% of the proceeds from the VI STRONG Collection will be donated to the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands’ Fund for the Virgin Islands, and the St. Croix Foundation’s VI CARE (Caribbean Assistance and Relief Effort) Fund.
We are pleased to partner with these two reputable Foundations that are funding on-the-ground relief efforts in the U.S. Virgin Islands, as well as the British Virgin Islands, Anguilla, Barbuda and St. Maarten. For more information on the ongoing relief efforts, please visit www.cfvi.net/donate/hurricanerelief.php and www.stxfoundation.org/ and check out their Facebook accounts for updates at www.facebook.com/CFVirginIslands and www.facebook.com/STXFoundation/.