Please take a look at the community members and projects that we are currently raising funds on behalf of. You can donate to support a specific person or project from the list below by including the name in the comments with your donation. You can also simply give directly to the General Fund in order to support these and future projects. Please note: Because all of our requests for assistance are confidential, the names of some of the individuals below are hidden to protect their privacy.
A Caring Daughter
An aging generational St. Johnian was recently diagnosed with cancer after a tumor was found in his lower back. His smart, hardworking and caring daughter is currently at university in the states and has been traveling back and forth to the USVI with her father in order for him to receive treatment at a hospital near her school. She has received the loan from SJRF but is currently unable to re-pay it as she continues to carry the financial burden of paying for her schooling and her father's ongoing treatments. Donate Now and type "CARING DAUGHTER" in the comments of your donation to assist with the repayment of her loan and give her additional financial assistance.
Currently Battling Cancer
A 68-year-old female with strong ties to St. John has been battling cancer with ongoing chemotherapy treatments. Originally, she was receiving treatments in the states but wanted to come home to St. Thomas to be with her family. Treatment was not as easy to come by here so now she is, once again, heading back to the states to receive the medical care she needs. Travel bills are stacking up, as are medical expenses. She has received the SJRF loan but has been unable to repay it as she continues the long fight with this horrible ailment. Donate Now and type "CURRENTLY BATTLING CANCER" in order to relieve some of her financial burdens
Help A Heart
An upstanding resident and community contributor recently was diagnosed with a serious cardiac issue that required immediate travel to the states for tests and treatments. Although this male and his wife and employed full-time, the unexpected travel and medical expenses were a larger burden than they could handle. The loan from SJRF allowed them to travel to receive the immediate medical care that he so desperately needed without the added stress of worrying about how to cover the unexpected expenses. Donate now to "Help a Heart" in order to repay their loan and further assist with his medical costs.
Help Bev's Battle with Cancer
A dear friend and giving community member, Beverly Owens Goodwine, continues her battle with cancer. In January of 2022, Bev was diagnosed with a rare form of leukemia and after many months in Chemotherapy, she left island in December of 2022 to undergo a bone marrow transplant which, I'm happy to say, was a success! Bev was recently pronounced CANCER FREE, but she isn't out of the woods yet and it will be many months before she is able to return to her business on St. John, Point Wellness Body Shop. She is currently in what one might consider the "danger zone" as her body continues to accept, and sometimes reject, the new cells. Take a moment today to support Bev's Battle with Cancer by clicking the button below and typing "BEV" into the comments with your generous donation.
Grasshopper Lives On
Phillip "Grasshopper" Pickering suffered a debilitating stroke in 2015. Together with his brother, Alvin "Jupiter" Pickering, and his two sons, Akiba "Mr Snooze" and Aswad "Black Lion" Pickering, and Paul Samms, the Inner Visions reggae band delighted the Virgin Islands and the Caribbean until his stroke.
Grasshopper still lives on St John with his mother and is wheelchair bound and has some speech difficulties. His beautiful voice, kindness and smile are treasured by all who know him. Donations to SJRF to support his therapy and care are gratefully accepted. To support his ongoing care, please click the button below and type "GRASSHOPPER" in the comments with your donation.
General Repayment of Loans
All $2500 loans issued from SJRF to community members in need are given with 0% interest and the understanding that the beneficiary will pay it back when they can on a schedule that works for them. However, it is sometimes difficult to financially recover from disasters and medical emergencies. So, some loans are, unfortunately, left unpaid. To donate directly into the loan repayment program and alleviate the financial strain of repaying the SJRF for an individual in need, please type "General Loan Repayment" in the comments on your donation. Thank you, in advance, for keeping the fund revolving. Keeping the giving going.