Time to Show Our Love, Love City

Jay Rushing

For those of you who live here on island and those of you who are frequent guests, chances are you know Captain Jay Rushing. Captain Jay lives here on island with his wife and two daughters, and is a co-owner of Ocean Runner. He’s the type of man who will help anybody at anytime, and now he needs some of that love in return…

Two weeks ago, Jay began feeling short of breath. After being taken to the St John Clinic, he was sent to the hospital on St. Thomas and then flew to Florida to receive the care he needed. The good is news is, Jay is now feeling better and was able to return home yesterday. The bad news is that the group health insurance plan that Jay finally got approved for only kicked in on March 1st – five days after he was admitted to the hospital. This means that Jay and his family will have to pay some hefty medical bills out of pocket.

To help with medical costs, High Tide and the Ocean Runner team are joining forces to host a fundraising event for Captain Jay this Saturday night. Come share a drink or a few to show your love and appreciation for Captain Jay. The benefit is happening at High Tide between 6 p.m. and 8 p.m. Anyone who makes a minimum donation of $25 (which will go straight to helping with Captain Jay’s medical bills) will have access to an open happy hour bar from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

We will be there, and we hope you all will be too.

6 thoughts on “Time to Show Our Love, Love City”

  1. How can we donate if we are off island? Long time St. John vacationer and love renting the Ocean Runner boats – Have had Jay as a Captain several times.

    Thank you for all your help,


  2. Jay’s brother-in-law here,
    I want to thank all of you for your support and kindness. I love my family to the bottom of my heart and beyond. Thank you all and GOD BLESS You.

  3. The girls, Steff and I can’t thank everyone enough for the prayers, help, love, generosity and financial support we have received during this trying time.

    It was awesome and humbling at the same time to see the turnout at the event at High Tide. I just had to remember, we do live in St John.

    Although I am out of the the critical stage , it will be a while before I am back to some sense of normalcy, and learn my new boundaries.

    Again we can’t thank you all enough for everything!

    I look forward to seeing you soon.

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