JVD Preservation Society

JVD Hurricane Relief  – Thank you for all of those who donated to JVD hurricane relief. We are preparing to finalise the distribution of funds for benefit to JVD.  Funds will include elements of clean up, building supplies, and back up systems for future storms (emergency water provision, etc). A full accounting of funds raised will be posted.  Funds raised via the GoFundMe and labeled for general JVD will not be used for administrative overhead or salary for JVD Director who is core staff (it may however support part-time salaries for JVDislanders to support activities related to relief and to provide job creation).  Prior to Irma, JVDPS had partnered with the Department of Disaster Management (DDM), Rotary Tortola and BVI Red Cross on a SMART communities programmes. Through this initiative, we are adding another $50K + in direct value to JVD.  Details are forthcoming. Many have inquired and there will also be opportunities to link with volunteer initiatives for hands-on support.  Please continue to let us know if you would like to volunteer and bring supplies. If you want to donate financially to direct building supplies, we are no longer accepting donations for this and instead encourage you to donate directly to those who you may know on the island. Any funds leveraged will be used for items that would be for community benefit (e.g. equipment such as an industrial composter or other items that would not normally be acquired without community support).

If you would like to donate to JVDPS to support our long-term programmes of conservation which will contribute to the rebuilding of JVD and its out islands.  We have reached the point where we also need to return to continue with the worthwhile programmes that we had started prior to the storm.  Mangrove replantings, ecosystem management and training/skills building for young people will be the focus.  Please feel free to contact us about our plans.
Thank you so much for your support.