'Our hearts are with everyone who has been affected by this massive storm and to those who are in her path. At this time we are concentrating our efforts in raising funds to assist with the basic needs of our brothers and sisters on Saint Martin as we are intimately connected to the people and the island. In association with the Dutch and French tourism boards on the island, our fundraising will be directed to where it is needed most. As the official fundraising campaign we are in close touch with the government to assess their needs. We ask for your help and generosity now and as we continue to support the island through it's reconstruction.
Our goal has always been to bring joy and love to this special island and now we need to do this more than ever. We have had so much support from Saint Martin to build our dream festival and now it is our turn to help. Please like, love and share widely. If you have any supplies you can offer please contact us directly to help.'
Quote from Rolando Brisson, director of the St Maarten Tourist bureau 'The SXM Festival GoFundMe is a fundraising effort for Saint Martin relief and the only one that the St. Maarten tourist bureau can officially support at this time. We have a memorandum of understanding with SXM Festival and a longstanding relationship; they are registered in St Martin and we are in constant contact regarding the needs and logistics of the island. The outpouring of support so far has been extraordinary, but we urge other GoFundMe pages to consolidate with SXM Festival in order to maximise and best utilise donations.’
This is the link to our official GoFundMe page: https://www.gofundme.com/rescuesxm
SXM Festival Press Release