St. John Rescue Needs Our Help

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Good morning everyone, happy Monday!

We here at News of St. John know firsthand how much you all pitch in to support worthy causes when needed. We also know how generous you all have been in the past when we’ve asked for your support. Today, we have an extremely important cause that we’re hoping you all can help with.

There was a pretty horrific accident on island last month. A crane was traveling down Kings Hill en route to Cinnamon Bay when it flipped over and trapped the driver inside. St. John Rescue worked tirelessly to remove the trapped truck driver, who sadly lost his life. St. John Rescue used the the island’s only Jaws of Life to do so.

The Jaws of Life was destroyed during the heroic rescue, leaving the island without this necessary tool. An emergency fundraising campaign has been set up to fund a replacement. The first $25,000 will pay for one Jaws of Life. But safety means we need redundancy – at least two of everything – so a $50,000 goal has been set. The donation that gets us to the $25,000 mark wins a prize.

Please click here to make a donation via St. John Rescue’s GoFundMe page.

You can also mail checks to:
St. John Rescue
PO Box 1225
St. John, VI 00831

st john rescueSt. John Rescue is an all-volunteer non-profit organization on the small island of St. John in the U.S. Virgin Islands. St. John Rescue is dedicated to providing emergency rescue and medical support services to St. John’s EMS, Police, Fire, National Park and Health Clinic personnel.

St. John Rescue is there for everyone. Tourists, school children, businesses, villa owners… please help if you can.

2 thoughts on “St. John Rescue Needs Our Help”

  1. Is there any opportunity to network with stateside rescue teams that might have extra or good used equipment to donate or sell?

    Who makes this equipment? Private company? Maybe we could barter some time in a nice villa, dinner, boat ride etc.

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