Join the STRT near Havana Nines in Yacht Haven Grande for this event. The team will update the general public and organizations about ongoing and future recovery efforts and will distribute useful information in collaboration with FEMA’s Community Planning and Capacity Building team and other STRT partners. Dr. Celia Victor, Administrator of Residential Services, will serve as the event’s keynote speaker. There will also be food, refreshments, raffles, and activities for children and families.
Hurricanes Irma and Maria overwhelmed the Virgin Islands’ ability to effectively address all the needs of the community. On St. Thomas, nonprofit organizations, community groups, and small businesses had to take on a primary role in helping communities in the days, weeks, and months following the storms.
One ongoing project in particular that will be showcased is a Community Response Plan (CRP) for the St. Thomas community that will provide an opportunity for organizations and other stakeholders that have been active in response and recovery to evaluate, strategize and coordinate the resources available to them. This will determine how to best provide for the community in future emergencies. Knowing what community partners that your organization can rely on and what capabilities they have during disasters will be extremely beneficial for our communities, and will allow all involved entities to more effectively address the gaps and needs, especially in the most vulnerable areas.
This event will be a great opportunity to network and discuss your organizations’ capabilities with others to further collaborate and plan for future disasters or no-notice events.
For more information contact: Imani Daniel, Executive Director of the STRT, at [email protected] or (340) 642-5442