The St. John Angel Network was developed to aid nonprofit organizations on island in connecting with volunteers, donors and other resources so that they may best serve the community in their impact area. Whether you're an agency in need of an Angel, or would like to be one, we encourage you to register and explore the many opportunities to connect.
Supports the protection of natural and cultural resources through appropriate response and recovery actions to help preserve and conserve resources in line with community priorities and in compliance with applicable environmental and historical preservation laws and Executive orders.
Support the efforts to increase the capability of partner agencies and organizations, and develops resources and tools to support the preparedness efforts of states and communities for disaster recovery before a disaster, as well as tools and resources for planning, managing and implementing recovery post-disaster.
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The St. John Angel Network was developed to aid nonprofit organizations on island in connecting with volunteers, donors, and other resources so that they may best serve the community in their impact area. The network is currently 57 Angels strong and growing! Just a few #stjAngels are highlighted here.
Island Health and Wellness Center is a new nonprofit primary medical care practice that treats patients regardless of financial or health insurance status. The Center, which opened in February 2017, was founded by Sandy Colasacco and is funded through donations and grants.
A true St. John Angel, Founder Sandy Colasacco has been doing her best to help as many people as possible since Hurricane Irma hit. While the clinic was destroyed, Sandy has been making house calls and making herself available in public locations in order to be accessible to the community's needs in spite of no cellular communications or internet connectivity. Sandy has been treating patients, writing and refilling prescriptions, and offering any public aid possible, in addition to treating the medical needs of the Westin's employees and construction crews.
St John Rescue provides emergency rescue and medical support services to EMS, VI Police, and VI Fire, National Park Service, United States Coast Guard, VITEMA, FEMA, and heath clinic personnel. As an integral member of St. John's recovery effort, St. John Rescue has partnered with other relief organizations and an army of volunteers to work on supply distribution, improving cellular communications, and a massive door-to-door canvassing project of the entire island to assess the needs of every resident.
St John Rescue welcomes all types of community support. Responding members maintain a high level of training as EMR's (First Responders), EMT's, and Paramedics. This training is continuous, necessary, and is costly. All medical supplies, extrication and rappelling equipment, and training equipment are purchased out of pocket by the members and St. John Rescue. Your donations go directly to these costs.
The Animal Care Center (ACC) of St. John addresses the problems of cruelty to neglect and abuse of the island animals. The shelter provides kennels for homeless dogs and inside cages for a limited number of homeless cats. Fortunately, all animals in the ACC during Hurricanes Irma and Maria survived the storms and the ACC has been successful in arranging evacuations to reunite pets with stateside owners and to transport homeless animals to stateside rescue organizations. The ACC is heavily dependent on the generosity of donors and volunteers.
As the first school on island to reopen following Hurricanes Irma and Maria, and as St. John's only preschool through high school program as well as the island's only high school, Gifft Hill School plays a critical role in our community. GHS offered tuition assistance to over 60% of students and has deferred fees in the wake of the 2017 hurricane season to open enrollment to as many St. John children as possible.
GHS relies heavily on the voluntary financial support of parents, grandparents, alumni and concerned friends who believe in education and love St. John. Every single gift, regardless of size, is greatly needed and deeply appreciated. There are many ways to support GHS: donations of time and talent make a tremendous impact, whether it be helping in the classroom, on the athletic field, at a fundraising event, or a parent workday. Gifft Hill School currently needs volunteers to help clear debris and prepare its upper campus to enroll even more of the island's students.
Here we highlight the stories of struggle and recovery as we move on to building a better community.
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Non-Profits, NGOs and Agencies supported in the #stjAngel network
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