All of Jost Van Dyke Needs Your Help!
Following Hurricane Irma, most buildings and the infrastructure of Jost Van Dyke were decimated, including most communication channels to the outside.
We have been happy to receive post storm reports that the storm’s survivors were gathering at Foxy’s which turned into a community kitchen and still functions that way. Other restaurants with sealed containers of food such as Soggy Dollar and Hendo’s combined resources bringing these items to Foxy’s.
Jost Van Dyke’s infrastructure is decimated. We are also extremely concerned about the potential threat of Hurricane Maria which is likely to impact Jost Van Dyke and the Virgin Islands over the next few days.
We have been fielding numerous questions and lots of people are reaching out to help or to learn about our future. We invite you to look at the NY Times article and also the BBC video clip which features Foxy’s daughter, Justine. As far as specific plans, please stay tuned for details.
If you would like to donate to relief effort, the Jost Van Dykes Preservation Society, launched by Foxy is working on Aid relief for JVD.
JVDPS is a locally based BVI, not-for-profit, organization with a ten-year history of executing various heritage, education and conservation projects on Jost Van Dykes and its adjacent smaller cays and managing grant-funded projects.
JVDPS is also established as a U.S. 501c3 Not for Profit charitable organization. US Taxpayers and international donors can make tax deductible contributions that will go towards direct benefit of Jost Van Dyke.
The New York Times reports that after Hurricane Irma’s winds annihilated many of the homes here on Jost Van Dyke, Foxy’s Tamarind Bar and Restaurant has become something else entirely: the island’s de facto command center and lifeline. To read the full article, click here.
The BBC reports that at least five people died in the British Virgin Islands during Hurricane Irma. The BBC’s Laura Bicker reports on the devastation. Click here to see the video.
How To Help
Jost Van Dyke Preservation Society (which is a certified BVI non-profit organization and maintains 501c3 status in the US) in conjunction with friends on Saint Croix that are working with the Coast Guard to coordinate relief efforts have set up a GoFundMe account.
CLICK HERE AND PLEASE DONATE NOW — whatever you can, large or small, will go towards basic life saving needs in the wake of Hurricane Irma.