FEMA is providing more than $10 million in expedited funding to support efforts by the U.S. Virgin Islands government and federal partners to clean up and remove the large quantities of debris left by the hurricanes.
Along with My Brother's Workshop and several other non-profits, the Family Resource Center has been active on island and off with local disaster relief efforts, including assembling roomful of supplies ranging from electronics to diapers.
Like other segments of the population, the V.I.’s non-profit community was hit hard by September's double hurricane, but charitable groups don’t have the option of closing for business while they make repairs.
The Animal Care Center, a local veterinarian and the International Fund for Animal Welfare have shipped a load of abandoned dogs and cats from St. John to New Hampshire, where they will be available for adoption.
Operation Blue Roof, which assists eligible homeowners with temporary roof repairs, is a program that FEMA tasks the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) to implement. It is currently available at no cost to eligible primary homeowners
With power restored to only 22 percent of St. Thomas and 12 percent of St. Croix, private generators are in high demand, but paperwork hassles are frustrating some who are spending good money to bring more into the territory.
The Research and Technology Park building on St. Croix was the multimillion dollar jewel of the University of the Virgin Islands St. Croix campus. But its accolades for energy efficiency were no match for the wrath of Hurricane Maria.