SXM Festival announces fundraiser after the destruction of Hurricane Irma
Hurricane season has been devastating this year, leaving anything in its sight within shambles. Leaving homes and family torn apart, people have been heartbroken around the world for the devastation that it has caused. Most notably, Hurricane Irma demolished through the Caribbean islands, leaving thousands in a state of desolation from the wreckage.
In response to the hurricane and the damage it has caused, SXM Festival has pledged their support to the island of St. Martin, the festival’s home. Already raising close to $10,000 in a day, SXM aims to reach their goal of $1 million with the support of those can donate. The festival founder, Julian Prince, has released an official statement on the importance of the cause, urging those who can donate to the cause, to do so.
“The beauty and welcoming spirit of St Martin continues to be an anchor in my life and that of my closest friends and family. Now it is time for us to give back to this amazing community as it needs our help more than ever. Through my life-long relationship with the island I have built a unique bond with the local government which I am now using to pinpoint their immediate needs and appropriately allocate the funds we are raising. At the moment, these needs revolve around getting drinking water, food, first aid supplies and other basic needs to the people of the island. As we communicate further with the local government and other needs are raised we will update donors as to where resources are being allocated. Please help us stand behind our St Martin brothers and sisters in this time of need. We appreciate any funds or supplies you can offer.
The official GoFundMe is available online for anyone to donate.