Let’s Help The Virgin Islands

To our valued clients, business partners and colleagues:

The US citizens of the Virgin Islands are in urgent need of basic supplies following the devastation of hurricanes Irma and Maria.

This need has been underreported and unrecognized by most Americans in the continental US.

TecFac’s own Shanelle Gibbons was born and raised on St. Thomas and has direct knowledge of the needs through families and friends on the island who have lost houses, roofs, and most of their possessions.

Shanelle has been working through her professional network to identify needed supplies, arrange for shipping at a reduced cost, and establish a distribution channel on all three Virgin Islands. Sending money is not an option as the supply chains to the island have been disrupted and these supplies are simply not available in significant quantity in stores.

Our goal is to ship $50,000 or more worth of supplies and send the first shipment before the end of the year. 

Can you help us? Any donations you contribute to this effort are tax deductible. Donations can be made via PayPal here or if you would like to pay by check, please make checks payable to Come Follow Jesus Church and mail it to 12 Taft Court, Suite 106, Rockville, MD 20850.

We will use your donation to buy the supplies here, ship them to St. Thomas, and then distribute them on all three Virgin Islands.  We are working in conjunction with Sean Georges, Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget, theRotary Club II of St. Thomas, USVI Boxing and Come Follow Jesus Church to accomplish this goal and we will be on-site to ensure the items are distributed door-to-door to the people that need them the most.

Scroll down to see more details about the supplies we will be shipping.

Thanks in advance for partnering with us to address this humanitarian need!

Chris Saah, Shanelle Gibbons, and the TecFac team.

We will be shipping the following needed supplies:

  • Water
  • Canned Goods
  • Mosquito/Bug Repellent
  • Citronella Bracelets
  • Damp Rid
  • Portable Battery Chargers
  • Battery Operated Fans
  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • Candles
  • Lighters
  • Battery Operated Radios
  • Laptops
  • School Supplies
  • Toddler Kits
  • Mosquito Nets
  • Pampers
  • Wipes
  • Baby food
  • Formula
  • Bottles
  • Baby Tylenol
  • Thermometer
  • A&D Ointment

Activities for Kids:

  • Baseballs
  • Baseball Bats and Gloves
  • Footballs
  • Soccer Balls
  • Inflatable Fun Zone
    • Dunk Tank
    • Bungee Joust Combo
    • Dual Lane Water Balloon Battle
    • Carnival Game
    • Ball Pit
    • Funtastic Maze
    • 100 ft. Mega Obstacle Course
    • 22’ Purple and Yellow
    • 2 PVC Zorbie Ball
    • 2 TPU Zorbie Ball
    • Mini-castle Toddler Unit
    • Pirate Toddler Unit


Shanelle Gibbons
Author: Shanelle Gibbons
Shanelle lives in the Tampa, FL area with her husband. She is ITIL Foundations 2011 Certified. Shanelle has a Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration and a Master of Science in Management Information Systems.

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