Love City Strong Inc., a St. John-based nonprofit organization, invites the community to attend an Open House event to be held in its office on Friday, Dec. 7.
“We’re inviting anyone who would like to stop by to say hello, meet members of our team, and learn more about our various recovery projects,” said Meaghan Enright, director of Love City Strong Inc.
“For those who are already familiar with our organization, it’s a chance to get re-acquainted with the progress that we’ve made and what we’re working on now. For those who are unfamiliar, it’s an opportunity for them to learn about the organization and our projects,” Enright said.
The organization’s office is located in Cruz Bay on the first floor of the Marketplace, in Suite 102. The event will be held from 4-6 p.m. Refreshments will be provided. Attendees are asked to please park in the upper parking lot of the Marketplace.
“Having our main office in such a visible location has allowed us to connect with so many more residents. We’re fortunate to be in the space, and excited to host the community,” Enright said.
Love City Strong began as a grassroots effort of St. John, USVI, residents who came together in the direct aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria in September 2017, evacuating over 1,200 residents and tourists, and assisting local and federal agencies with a variety of immediate-response projects.
In late November 2017, the group formally organized as Love City Strong Inc., a 501(c)(3) status non-profit organization recognized in the United States and the U.S. Virgin Islands. Love City Strong began seeking donations and grant funding opportunities in January 2018 for a variety of initiatives, including mold sanitation, water quality, disaster preparedness and other community projects.
The organization lists its mission statement on its website as “serving the community of St. John, USVI, in addressing community wellness and disaster preparedness needs that fall outside of the jurisdiction of other entities.”
For more information, contact Meaghan Enright at email@example.com or call 714-7744.