Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! We apologize for not posting information regarding our raffle and the raffle winner yesterday. We thought it was more important to share information on Tropical Storm Karen at that time. The storm will continue to affect St. John today, Tuesday. The island will get lots of rain and possibly some wind gusts.
Now on to the raffle…
Curious how much we raised? WellI can say that I was absolutely stunned when I saw the final dollars come through. In just two weeks, the Pay It Forward raffle raised $200,000! How unbelievable is that??!! And you know what, we all did it together. Such a wonderful feeling.
We’ve already sent $150,000 to All Hands and Hearts and asked them to use it for Bahamas relief We will send the remaining $50,000 as soon as PayPal releases the funds to us. That should happen later this week. 🙂
Now on to the winner…
As you know, we decided to raffle off one vacation package; therefore there was only one winner. Drumroll please…
The winner of the News of St. John’s 2019 Pay It Forward is Marianne Crampton of Maryland! Congrats Marianne!!
Marianne purchased 10 tickets and is a repeat St. John visitor. We are very excited to have her back.
In case you missed the drawing live on our Facebook page, you can view it below.
Again, thank you all so very much. This money will make a difference in the lives of so many. And maybe St. John and all of you can serve as an inspiration for the people of the Bahamas. If we were able to bounce back after Irma and Maria, they can certainly bounce back after Dorian. And this money will help them in that journey. Again, thank you all very much.