It’s been weeks since Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria hit the United States Virgin Islands (USVI) – St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John. While the relief efforts have been organized, the conditions are still disastrous. With no electricity, no water and a tremendous lack of daily necessities, residents are in distress, but one Atlanta businessman is doing his part to shine a light of hope and help save the day!
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He is Will Jones– an entrepreneur, tech influencer, lifestyle architect and television personality. While he may be the newest addition to the upcoming season of Bravo’s Real Housewives of Atlanta, it’s the work he’s doing off-camera and behind the scenes that’s making the most noise.
An avid traveler and philanthropist, Will believes in giving back to those in need. Recently, he traveled to the USVI, and instantly, he fell in love with the people and the paradise of the islands. “It was, absolutely, breathtaking,” he recollects. “The experience of USVI was exactly what I needed to recharge. That’s why, when the hurricanes hit and I saw the devastation, it actually devastated ME. And now, in the wake of Puerto Rico’s disaster, I knew that something had to be done to keep the USVI from being overshadowed. Those islands allowed me to partake of their paradise… the least I can do is make an effort to help them rebuild it.”
And what an effort he made! With the help of major corporations, including Whole Foods and UPS; his influential network of colleagues, including Kevin Roulhac (NMotion Physical Therapy) and Tyrone Rogers (Atlanta Comedy Theater) as well as the aide of his friends, followers and more, Will was able to receive, prepare and ship a sizable donation of needed goods to the USVI. The donation included just over 24 pallets of various items, including food, toiletries, diapers, clothing, shoes, cleaning supplies, paper products, air conditioners, tarp, school supplies, over 15K water bottles and so much more! Will has also coordinated with a vendor to donate two (2) truckloads of medical supplies, which will be delivered in the coming weeks.
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