June 2018 marks the start of hurricane season. Many in the Caribbean are still displaced and day-to-day life is not back to normal. In advance of World Refugee Day on June 20, this media gathering will showcase all the work that has been conducted and that still needs to be done in overall relief efforts. Project Promise has been instrumental in securing generators, food, clothing, beds, and most recently new furniture for families in need.
Approaching their fifth year anniversary, Project Promise will announce a new alliance with Spirit Airlines who will be donating 10 round trip airline tickets and $1000.00 in relief funds. The partnership with Spirit will provide flights for Project Promise youth to travel across the US who will volunteer on a variety of humanitarian issues across the nation. Project Promise recently launched the St. Croix Trauma Intervention and Relief Project that trains members in the community to become Trauma Informed Life Coaches allowing them to visit hard-hit areas and schools to work with residents, and students still reeling from the psychological and emotional effects of the storm.
Project Promise is a St. Croix, Virgin Islands-based nonprofit dedicated to improving the lives of at-risk youth on the island of St. Croix. Project Promise’s mission is to support and uplift at-risk youth in St. Croix. Resa O’ Reilly, Founder of Project Promise recently hosted an event on June 14, 2018.