SXM Project pledges $140K towards rebuilding homes on Sint Maarten
New Orleans, Louisiana – 20 July 2018 - SXM Project, a US based non-profit organization focusing on St. Martin/Sint Maarten, announced today the successful completion of 1 home rebuild with an additional 10 homes to follow. The project of rebuilding 11 total homes on St. Maarten is in partnership with Jonathon Bobbett, the Anne Pass family and Henri Brookson of Foundation Community Aid Sentry Hill. Private donations totaling $140K to SXM Project have been allocated towards the project, which broke ground June 2018. The construction of the first house is now complete, and two more will break ground in August.
SXM Project was established after the devastating effect of Hurricane Irma in September 2017. SXM Project began with a 3-phase strategy: Relief, Restore and Re-establish. Phase 1 of Relief administered over 33,000 lbs of aid, including food, generators, and more to over 500 residents of St. Martin/Sint Maarten. In addition, their volunteers have been on the ground, helping to clean up debris and secure tarps on damaged homes. Currently on phase 2 of Restore, the home rebuilding project in conjunction with supportive partnerships is an example of how SXM Project is helping residents of St.Martin/Sint Maarten.
SXM Project will continue to offer support to the island, with more strategies and progress to be announced. To be a part of this project or other upcoming initiatives, please contact SXM Project or consider donating through the charity website, www.sxmproject.org.
About SXM Project
SXM Project, a registered 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in St. Rose, Louisiana, was created by a small group of private individuals who own homes on St Martin/Sint Maarten or frequently vacation there. The news reports as Hurricane Irma hit in September 2017, caused deep concerned for friends and their families on the island. The economic heart of this tourist-driven island has been dealt a severe blow that will take many years to fully re-establish. SXM Project will help. For more information, visit www.sxmproject.org.