HOPE Thanks Businesses, Community for Support


Helping Others in a Positive Environment (HOPE) Inc. was created in October 2000 to promote the reduction of HIV/AIDS transmission and other chronic diseases in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Throughout the 2007 fiscal year there have been many angels who have eagerly and effortlessly donated their time and/or services to help eradicate this horrific disease.

On behalf of the entire HOPE family, we would like to say thank you for assisting us with providing services to over 1,000 residents in 2007.

More specifically, we would like to sincerely thank the staff of Varlack Ventures Inc., Global Marine, Boyson Inc., and Boynes Trucking for braving the deep blue seas and transporting our mobile unit, equipment and staff.

A warm-felt thanks to EC Service Station in St. John, CM Gas Inc., and Tutu Texaco for redeeming gas cards distributed at our first annual “Gauge Your Status” event.

A bellyful of thanks to Starfish Market, Coca Cola and St. John Ice Company for making sure that our workers, volunteers and patrons were fed and their thirsts were quenched.

A heaven filled thanks to Pastor Carlyle Sampson, Shikima Jones Esprit, Evanna Chinnery, Tasha Wells, Jerome Knight, Mrs. Massac’s Nursing Agency and our numerous volunteers for extending their care and compassion beyond their daily schedule.

Finally thank you to you the members of our community who took time out to attend our events and for making our efforts to decrease the many health disparities in our community shining successes.

Ivy Moses, LMSW CEO  
Marcia R. Gordon, Senior Coach