Northlanders raise money for hurricane victims in the Virgin Islands
The benifit was held to raise funds and awareness of the rebuilding efforts in the Virgin Islands
DULUTH, Minn. – A couple of Northlanders with ties to the virgin islands are hosting a fundraiser for hurricane victims there. It featured many live musical acts, as well as a silent auction. Organizers hope that this event can bring awareness to the recovering efforts that are still going on in those heavily affected areas.
“The U.S. Virgin Islands is U.S. territory. It’s owned by the U.S., and a lot of American’s don’t even know where it is, what it is – St. Croix, St. John, St. Thomas,” organizer Ronnie Mae said. “They’re American’s down there. They’re suffering and they need more help.”
The event raised money for the Virgin Island’s non–profit My Brother’s Workshop. The event was held at the Red Herring Lounge in Duluth.