SXM Project Partner


Jon Ferlise and his family have visited the island countless times. The friendships they’ve forged have made St. Martin their second home.

Jon’s sense of kinship and desire to “give back” went into full swing as he helplessly watched coverage of Hurricane Irma while it pummeled and devastated the island.  Jon created SXM Strong which has become the premier global website dedicated to supporting and sharing news and information about St. Martin.

SXM Strong is a nonstop endeavor that continues to grow in scope as it draws together various people from around the globe who want to do their part in the recovery efforts. A noteworthy example is the connection made between intrepid on-island photograph/blogger SXM Angie and the benevolent Drae Douglas who, along with his friends, are donating their services to repair the roofs of the elderly and needy residents who do not have the means to make the repairs themselves.  You can read about it at:    

 RELIEF.            RESTORE.          RE-ESTABLISH.