Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI)

Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands Announces The FUND FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS


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Hurricane Relief Fundraising Underway

US Virgin Islands – In response to the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma and impending effects of Hurricane Jose, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has established The FUND FOR THE VIRGIN ISLANDS. The purpose of this fund is to provide monies for critical needs in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

At this time, donations can be made using PayPal via the following link: http://cfvi.net/donate/donate-fund.php. Please add “Fund for the VI” or “FFVI” into the description/memo line.

Once the downtown Charlotte Amalie office is operational (or an alternative has been identified), donations will be accepted via check, cash and over the telephone.

Contact katrinb@cfvi.net or 340 201 0299 with questions. A secondary contact is Anna Wheatley Scarbriel, Senior Program Advisor at ascarbriel@cfvi.net (limited access at this time).

Please note that 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the cause, no fees are being charged. CFVI will update the public and donors through social media on how these funds are being used and distributed

(Facebook.com/CFVirginIslands or search for Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands).

We will be coordinate with local government, national efforts, and other local nonprofits. Additional information will be provided going forward.

The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has been operating in the USVI for more than 25 years and is a 501 (c)3 organization. We have facilitated fundraising for previous relief efforts and are familiar with the steps to take. We thank you for your support!

Media Contact:
Name: Katrin Braddell
Title: Development Director
Phone: 340-201-0299
Email address: katrinb@cfvi.net

About CFVI
For more than 25 years, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands has been bringing positive changes in the Territory through programs committed to youth, learning, family support and the environment. With a professional staff and a volunteer Board of Directors composed of local community leaders, CFVI is a leading advocate and supporter of programs that give children the best starts possible while ensuring opportunity and sustainability for our community in the future. CFVI operates or funds close to 50 community programs including The Family Connection, KIDS COUNT, scholarships, teacher grants, emergency grants to families and elderly residents of the USVI. CFVI is a registered non-profit organization entirely supported by individual donors, grants, trusts, corporate donations and estate planning.

 

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