Virgin Islands Hurricane Relief
Maho was founded in the U.S. Virgin Islands in 2015. Since we relocated to Orange Beach, the USVI was decimated by the back-to-back storms Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Maria.
The USVI is populated by hard-working, resilient people eager to bounce back from these storms and begin rebuilding. Yet, as the USVI's economy is built almost entirely on tourism, they are faced with months, perhaps years of rebuilding at the same time as losing hundreds of millions in tourism revenue.
The USVI is part of America, but is often overlooked. Maho implores our customers to help rebuild the USVI by donating to one of the below charities supporting relief and reconstruction. If you don't want to donate, then please go visit the USVI and support the tourism industry in 2017 or early 2018!
Through the end of 2017, you can add a donation to the purchase of any Maho product, and Maho will match your donation up to $40, up to a total of $40,000!
Charities to Support
My Brother's Workshop
My Brother's Workshop is a non-profit 501(c)(3) that provides faith and hope to at-risk and high-risk youths in the US Virgin Islands through mentoring, counseling, education, paid job training, and job placement. This group is helping rebuild St. Thomas at the same time as offering incredible alternatives to at-risk youths that might otherwise engage in violence or gang participation.
Friends of the Virgin Islands National Park
Friends of Virgin Islands National Park (Friends) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of the
natural and cultural resources of Virgin Islands National Park (Park) and promotes the responsible enjoyment of this unique national treasure.
As the official private sector partner to the Park, the Friends is a membership organization that raises funds from individuals, corporations and foundations to support projects important to the Park and to further our mission. Money raised by the Friends supports environmental education, natural resource protection, cultural preservation and scientific research. The Friends also acts as an advocate for our National Park, particularly on issues that threaten its precious natural or cultural resources. Currently the Friends is engaging in tremendous clean-up, re-building and re-designing of the park. From clearing debris to rebuilding roads, trails and beach access ways, the Friends work is absolutely critical.
Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands
In response to the devastating impact of Hurricane Irma, the Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has established two funds to collect and distribute monetary donations for the purposes of providing immediate relief and supporting long-term community renewal efforts.
The Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands (CFVI) has been serving the USVI for more than 25 years and is a 501(c)3 organization in good standing with the IRS. 100% of the proceeds will go directly to the cause, as no fees are being charged by the Foundation.