Our Commitment to Long-Term Support
Cane Bay Cares has delivered to St. Croix more than 75,000 pounds of aid – 25,000 pounds of food and aid, 18,000 bottles of water, 4,000 freezer packs to preserve medications, 800 LUCI solar lights, 44 generators and other supplies – to assist the people of St. Croix, and we’re committed to helping to uplift the island in these challenging times.
The Cane Bay Cares initiative is Cane Bay Partners VI LLLP’s response to the devastation that two hurricanes wrought on St. Croix – the company’s home island – in September.
Cane Bay Cares is a $1 million fundraising campaign aimed at providing direct relief to the citizens of St. Croix to help them quickly begin to rebuild their lives. Cane Bay Partners Co-Founders David Johnson and Kirk Chewning have agreed to match the first $200,000 raised – so help today and double your donation!
Created in fiscal partnership with the St. Croix Foundation, a longstanding local 501c3 nonprofit, donations to Cane Bay Cares are 100 percent tax-deductible and goes directly to relief efforts on St. Croix.
Your help is needed now.
Your donation goes directly to the people impacted by these devastating storms. People’s lives are being changed for the better with each new donation. With Cane Bay Cares, you can watch where your donation goes by following us on Facebook or signing up for our email newsletter.
Hurricanes impact on St. Croix, St. Thomas and St. John
On Sept. 6, 2017 Hurricane Irma descended on the U.S. Virgin Islands as a Category 5 hurricane, wreaking havoc with 185 mph winds and leaving a trail of destruction on St. Thomas and St. John. St. Croix, 40 miles to the south, was spared Irma’s full force, enabling a fairly quick response for Crucians to assist their sister islands.
Several Cane Bay Partners VI employees and both Johnson and Chewning assisted in the civilian relief efforts for their sister islands, donating supplies, support and money. Johnson even donated the use of his boat, Turn and Burn, a 40-foot center console fishing boat, for ferrying supplies to those in need on St. Thomas and St. John.
Then came Maria.
Hurricane Maria was a powerful Category 5 storm when its eye passed just south of St. Croix, its winds and rain and storm surge battering the island from Sept. 19 to 20, downing power lines, tearing roofs from homes, and destroying infrastructure.
Now, the island that had been helping its sister islands recover from Irma needs a helping hand itself.
Cane Bay Cares is a service initiative of St. Croix-based Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP. Cane Bay Cares was established after three strong hurricanes, including two Category 5 storms, Irma and Marie, caused much damage to St. Croix during September 2017. The initiative has a goal of providing relief to the citizens of St. Croix. To make this possible, we have partnered with St. Croix Foundation, which is a 501c3 nonprofit that was established in 1990. All donations to Cane Bay Cares are donations to St. Croix Foundation and are 100% tax deductible.
Cane Bay Partners VI, LLLP was formed in June 2009 and founded by internationally experienced business executives with many years of experience in the financial services industry. Focusing our efforts primarily in the financial services industry, our management consulting practice specializes in providing services to clients in need of sophisticated risk management models, debt collections organizations which require liquidation models and analytics, and portfolio management companies desiring a variety of services.
Since 1990, St. Croix Foundation for Community Development has been advancing holistic community development as a pathway to economic prosperity, self-sufficiency, and sustainability. Established in the wake of Hurricane Hugo, today the Foundation is one of the premier place-based philanthropic leaders in the Virgin Islands. Having served as the conduit of over $37 million private and public sector dollars invested into the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Foundation’s impact has netted national recognition in almost every priority area – from economic development and community revitalization to public health, education reform, and nonprofit development. Our mission is to encourage greater philanthropic activity, to marshal resources, and to act as a catalyst to benefit the people of the Virgin Islands.