On September 7, Hurricane Irma passed by the island of Providenciales. It was a very intense storm that brought with it intense winds and rainfall, as well as a storm surge. Luckily, the Sands resort and beautiful Grace Bay Beach emerged relatively unscathed, and we’re on track to opening for the season as scheduled.
While the beach and the resort were lucky, a lot of our good fortune is due to the hard efforts of our excellent staff. Staff at the Sands not only prepared the resort to withstand the hurricane, they were incredibly helpful afterward by taking care of any remaining guests, as well as other visitors to Providenciales. We’re really thankful to have such a dedicated team of people who care so much.
However, while the Sands will be fine, many of our staff were more severely affected by Hurricane Irma, and have experienced life-changing events such as:
- Serious damage to or have lost the roof to their own home
- Damage so serious to their rental accommodation that they must find a new home until repairs are made
There are also staff with homes that have been completely destroyed and are without any reliable housing now.
Assist Staff Rebuilding Their Homes and Their Lives
Following in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, we are creating a fund so that you may contribute to assist some of our staff in rebuilding their homes and their lives. As mentioned, some have lost part of their roofs, some have lost truly everything.
The donation campaign is being hosted on Generosity, a community for showing and sharing compassion through socially conscious fundraising.
Anything you can contribute will be greatly appreciated.