What are we doing?
Since Hurricane Irma, Unite BVI, Virgin Unite and Virgin Limited Edition have committed over $2.9M USD to charitable projects and initiatives across the BVI, including $1.6M USD of the BVI Community Support Appeal funds.
In the immediate aftermath of Irma, we were heavily involved in relief efforts – since then our focus has been on the long-term recovery of the islands, by supporting the government’s vision of building a “stronger, smarter, greener, better BVI”.
As outlined in Richard’s blog, we continue to focus on the same three areas to assist the long-term reconstruction of the BVI:
Community and Education: through the rebuilding of schools, using technology to support teachers and students, supporting community/youth/children centres, and building capacity to respond to future natural disasters through disaster risk reduction and preparedness training.
Entrepreneurship: through skills-based training programmes and a micro loan/kickstart programme.
Environment: through supporting the development of renewable energy and recycling initiatives and community debris clean-ups.
We are working hard across a number of projects in areas of 'Education & Community', 'Entrepreneurship' and 'Environment: Renewable Energy'. We’ll continue to keep you updated on other projects going forward.
How can you help?
Donate: Please continue to donate to our 'BVI Community Support Appeal' fundraising effort which will focus on delivering on this plan. Virgin Unite’s overheads are covered by Richard Branson and the Virgin Group, meaning that 100% of all donations received will go directly to helping support local BVI communities.
Host a fundraising event: If you are interested in hosting a fundraising event, we’d love to support your effort, have a look our Fundraising Toolkit. Please email us if you have any questions firstname.lastname@example.org.
We are incredibly thankful for everything being done to help the BVI communities. Thank you!
- Richard Branson