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Churches, AMG Radio, CAPA to Raise Donations for Victims of Frenchtown Fire

There were five families affected on Oct. 15. Non-perishable food clothes and baby clothes are needed. For information on church drop-offs, call communication churches, which will be accepting donations of new clothing and small home items.

AARP-VI Recognizes Barbara Walsh for Her Commitment to Community Service

AARP in The Virgin Islands selected Walsh for her remarkable service, greatly benefiting the V.I. communities, reflecting AARP’s vision and mission, and inspiring other volunteers.

Organization Reminds Cancer Survivors and Patients of Its Financial Assistance Program

The benefits will be awarded based on the availability of funds and may be used to fully or partially cover payments for cancer-related prescription medication, diagnostic testing or CT scans.

WCSC to Host Domestic Violence Awareness Month Virtual Forum on the Marginalized

The “DV in Special Populations Virtual Forum” will be held via Zoom, from 3-5 p.m., Wednesday, Oct. 27.

CFVI Seeking Nominations for Euan P. McFarlane Environmental Leadership Award

This award was established in 1987 to acknowledge individuals who have displayed both exemplary and sustained leadership on behalf of the environment in the insular Caribbean.

For Ocean Week, Friends of National Park Lines Up Seminars, Beach Cleanups

Ocean Week runs from Oct. 18-23 and includes a series of four virtual seminars covering topics like turtle protection, island recycling, coral conservation and fishes found in V.I. waters.

Seven Seas Water Gives Back to the Community

Seven Seas Water has been busy making charitable donations to U.S. Virgin Islands organizations, including most recently to the V.I. Children's Museum on St. Thomas, Sing St. John, and Dancing Classrooms.

St. Croix Foundation Celebrates 31 Years of Mission-Driven Service and Impact in USVI

Since 1990, St. Croix Foundation has been advancing greater philanthropic activity to marshal resources and to act as a catalyst to benefit the people of the territory.

CFVI Earns GuideStar’s Platinum Seal of Transparency, 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

Both honors are a direct result of CFVI's strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.

Viya Partners With American Red Cross for Disaster Preparedness

In addition to the cash donation, Viya presented the organization with 1,500 pieces of communication accessories, such as device chargers, solar chargers, and battery packs that are critical for preparedness.

Congresswoman Plaskett Announces $8M Grant for Lutheran Social Services

Plaskett released the following statement regarding an $8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for Lutheran Social Services of the Virgin Islands.

D.H. Jackson Long-Term Disaster Recovery Holds Walkathon to Raise Money for Scholarship

The funds raised from the walkathon will allow the committee to continue to provide financial support to the youth in the territory and the University of the Virgin Islands.

Community Action NOW! Updates the Savan Community

Community Action NOW! (CAN) Executive Director Iffat Walker provides the Savan community following updates after the July community forum.

Bill Granting Seniors and Terminally Ill Preference in Civil Actions Becomes Law

All too often, older Virgin Islanders or terminally ill people must cope with the stress they endure as they wait to get their affairs settled in court. In addition, they struggle and live daily with the fear that they can pass away prematurely and before their case is settled.

Children’s Museum/ DOH to Distribute ‘At Home Discovery Kits’ That Measure Kids’ Mental Health

This At Home Discovery Kit is designed to help recipients support their children’s physical, social, emotional, cognitive and behavioral well-being.

Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund at CFVI Accepting Applications for 2021 Funding

The Judith A. Towle Environmental Studies Fund was established at CFVI in 2003, in recognition of the work, interests and commitment of Judith Ann Towle to increase environmental awareness in the Eastern Caribbean.

Bill Amending Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act Becomes Law

AARP in The Virgin Islands advocated on behalf of Virgin Islanders for Bill No. 34-0034, an Act amending Title 1, Virgin Islands Code, by adding Chapter 3A enacting the Uniform Electronic Legal Material Act.

Trust for Virgin Islands Lands Earns National Recognition

The Trust for Virgin Islands Lands has achieved national recognition – joining a network of over 450 accredited land trusts across the nation that have demonstrated a commitment to professional excellence.

Rotary District 7020 Organizes to Provide Relief to Earthquake-Stricken Haiti

A group of very experienced Disaster Relief Rotarians has organize relief supplies, medical assistance, shelter and other necessities for people in Southern Haiti.

Democratic Party St. Croix District Reschedules Car Raffle for Nov. 1

Recognizing that additional sales are needed to ensure the successful outcome of this initiative, the St. Croix Democratic Party had to extend the drawing date.

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