“The children are often the neglected sufferers in disasters like this. With no power and no full schooling, that means a lot of down time while parents are busy cleaning debris and getting around having a damaged infrastructure,” said David Johnson.
January 04, 2018
This Christmas, more than 300 children affected by the devastating impact of hurricanes will receive some holiday cheer thanks to two cooperative partnerships between Cane Bay Cares and both Project Promise VI and the St. George Village Botanical Garden, announced Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP Co-Founders David Johnson and Kirk Chewning.
Since being established in September, Cane Bay Cares has distributed more than 25,000 pounds of food and other aid, 20,000 bottles of water, 4,000 freezer packs for medical use, 800 inflatable solar lights, 44 generators and other relief to St. Croix. For Thanksgiving, CBCs distributed holiday-themed food to the community and delivered turkeys to organizations cooking meals.
But that was for the adults – shouldering the enormous burden of rebuilding and surviving in the wake of two catastrophic hurricanes. The children have been without a fully functional educational system and getting by with no power, and Cane Bay Cares wanted to make sure they had at least one present to open this Christmas.
“The children are often the neglected sufferers in disasters like this. With no power and no full schooling, that means a lot of down time while parents are busy cleaning debris and getting around having a damaged infrastructure,” said David Johnson, co-founder of Cane Bay Partners. “So we really wanted to do our part and make sure they at the very least have a joy-filled holiday.”
So Cane Bay Cares partnered with Amy Parker De Sorbo from the St. George Village Botanical Garden, who wanted to help fill the void from the Toys for Tots program not being on island this year. She set a goal of being able to bring toys to 500 kids ages birth to 16. Cane Bay Cares created an Amazon Wishlist with age appropriate toys and asked our network to help purchase toys….