We’ve successfully delivered more than 12,000 pounds of aid to thousands of St. Croix residents dealing with the aftermath of hurricane’s Irma and Maria – and we’ve done that because of the support of the whole Cane Bay Cares extended community. We’ve delivered hundreds of LUCI solar lights with more on the way. We’ve distributed thousands of pounds of food, water, cleaning supplies and other aid. We’ve delivered about 44 generators to local schools, churches and organizations. We’ve delivered nearly 4,000 freezer packs and coolers to the VI Department of Health for use with refrigerating medications and sending medical samples off island. We have also done a variety of targeted efforts, like bringing diapers to families in need, equipping other non-profits with supplies to clean up and sustain themselves, and connecting suppliers with distributors. This has been our response to the overwhelming need on St. Croix in the wake of being hit by two historic cat 5 hurricanes.

But we are committed to providing long-term support for our home island of St. Croix, and helping to address the myriad of needs being on an isolated island.

Help spread the word about Cane Bay Cares – invite your friends to like our Facebook page, check out our photos on Instagram, tag stakeholders in our Twitter posts. Share video that helps show the needs on St. Croix. There are so many ways to be part of this effort. Donating is a big one – you can help by donating yourself or by inspiring others to donate. But sharing is also important, sharing stories, sharing information – telling the world that there is a need and a cause addressing that need. And also volunteering – stay tuned on social media for opportunities to help out with your time. Each contribution helps make this a success.

We’re here for St. Croix, and we hope you are too!

Photos of Cane Bay Cares food and LUCI solar light distribution, as well as 6 pallets of water donated by St. Croix Foundation at Zion Christian Academy on Saturday, Nov. 11. Photos by Nicole Canegata: