September 2017 - Hurricane Irma has left behind a trail of unimaginable destruction and has caused the entire British Virgin Islands (BVI) infrastructure to collapse. People need help rebuilding their lives and there is an immediate and critical need for food, water and shelter.
Communications from the BVI have been challenging since the hurricane hit and Richard has been sharing all updates via his blog. In his first interview since Hurricane Irma and as another hurricane approaches the area, Richard shares his experience of Irma, how he and his teams are working to support those affected and what now needs to happen to help the community survive and recover.
While many expats have left, the local people have nowhere to go. They need the world's attention now. That’s why Virgin Unite, Unite BVI and Virgin Limited Edition have launched the BVI Community Support Appeal to raise vital funds to help those devastated by the hurricane. This appeal is not for Necker Island or Moskito Island – it is about helping the local communities of the British Virgin Islands with basic survival and recovery.
For more information, please contact Tamara Bennett (Tamara.Bennett@virgin.com) Head of Media Relations, Virgin Management