The Anguilla Initiative Hurricane Relief Fund
To build an evergreen (i.e. 'always on') hurricane relief fund that accumulates donations over time until the next major weather event that affects Anguilla. At that time, these crucial funds will be immediately deployed to greatest effect to begin the relief efforts and rebuilding process.
In September 2017, Hurricane Irma became the most recent hurricane to visit Anguilla. Irma was the first Cat 5 hurricane to strike the Leeward Islands on record, carrying sustained winds over 180 mph and causing catastrophic damage to many homes, businesses and other infrastructure and community facilities.
Though power was not even returned until the shortly before Christmas in 2017, it is a testament to the tenacity, community, and resilience of the Anguillan people that Anguilla was again open for business in early spring 2018.
There have been many other storms and hurricanes in Anguilla's history, and we know it is inevitable that another major weather event will come at some point in the future.
Many lessons were learned with Hurricane Irma, including the importance of getting financial support and supplies rapidly deployed to the island to first assist with humanitarian aid for the Anguillan people, and followed by the resources needed to begin rebuilding.
The Anguilla Initiative Hurricane Fund seeks to solicit donations to build a substantial capital resource that can be rapidly deployed whenever the next major weather event affecting Anguilla may come about. Whether in one or 20 years, your donation to the HRF means we'll have capital on hand to address whatever needs arise.
Founders Club Membership
Sign up for a donation of $500 or more and become a Founders Club member.
Founders Club members will receive the Founders Club Coin - a gift that memorializes your special relationship with the island of Anguilla and the people who have carved out a cherished place in your heart.
Your coin is your pass to other future benefits as well - stay tuned for commercial offers on-island and events for Founders Club members.
Every time you take it out, you will be reminded of the memories you've made in the past and present in Anguilla, and the pride you have in supporting Anguilla.