Update: ANGLEC has received support from the UK and electricity is being restored more rapidly.
It is our wish to restore electricity island-wide by the peak of the tourist season (December 15, 2017). This is essential to minimize the long-term economic impact of Hurricane Irma. Electricity service impacts every aspect of our economy and is vital to secure and maintain employment for the island.
Damage assessment shows that our needs are too great to accomplish full grid restoration in short order - on our own.
ANGLEC is calling for HELP. We need linesmen and journeymen, in addition to equipment (digger derrick trucks, bucket trucks, heavy duty pick up trucks).
Persons will be needed for at least 1 month. Lodging will be organized by ANGLEC and the ATB. Food will be covered by ANGLEC.
If you are able to help, please consider contacting ANGLEC. Getting all of Anguilla re-connected is critical.
For further details, including travel + pay, the scope of work and the initial damage assessment, please contact ANGLEC: Erimel Franklin at 1-264-476-7905.
Tender Loving Care, the labor of love of Founder and Principal Nurse Brenda Hodge, is a vibrant home located in North Valley, Anguilla, offering care for the elderly. It has been serving an important need in the community for the last thirteen years.
Hurricane Irma wreaked havoc on the residence. The thirteen elderly citizens who called this residence home, were forced to temporarily move into the smaller premises of Nurse Brenda’s childhood home in George Hill.
Sunset Homes is mobilizing resources to make a pivotal impact on leading the reconstruction of this home so that its residents can return to their own space within safe and comfortable environs.
General Relief Items: The BEST way to send the items needed most with zero duties is via Help Anguilla's Amazon Wish List. The shipping address will auto fill and much needed items are being added constantly, so check back often.
Alternatively, and if you already have relief items, this is the recommended address to use as the receiving and shipping channel is secure. (This shipping channel is for PUBLIC goods only.)
c/o Thomas Kelly
attn: APLO Relief Initiative
110 Wall St
New York, NY 10005
Vanessa Croft Thompson
C/O Anderson Gumbs
1808 Miami Road
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
To send items to specific friends/family, Tropical Shipping has been recommended by many friends of Anguilla in the US.
Tropical has several ports to ship from, including one in New Jersey and one in Florida (one in Florida leaves on Thursdays). They guarantee that you can ship through them to an individual on Anguilla, even to a PO box without a street.
For an idea of shipping costs for a generator, for example, one good friend in The States reports $112.00 to ship aboard Tropical.
Shipments MUST be booked in advance and MUST include the person's name, address and telephone. Visit Tropical's site here for contact info/details (recommend calling).
Top up friends' phones in Anguilla: click here for instructions
Animals of Anguilla: To help the animals of Anguilla, please donate to AARF. Operated by a dedicated group of volunteers, AARF is Anguilla's only animal shelter. They take in and rehabilitate abandoned cats and dogs and have housed many pets during and post Irma. They are currently in large need of a generator and pet food. No donation is too small. To help, please visit AARF.ai to make a tax-deductible donation via PayPal, or send a check to...
c/o Debbie Tabor
9715 Dahlia Avenue
Plan Beach Gardens, FL 33410
AXA Cares Food Bank: Christmas For The Children of Anguilla
Update: Deadline to ship has passed.
With the support of several volunteers of the AXA Cares Food Bank (who annually collects presents for the children of Anguilla), Rebecca Taillon (president of AARF) is asking for donations of Christmas presents for the children of Anguilla. Please consider participating, as I’m sure the number of families reaching out to the food bank for support will increase this year due to the current unemployment situation cause by Irma.
Jim and Rebecca are temporarily in Florida, recovering from injuries Jim sustained in Irma. Rebecca will be receiving the donated goods in Florida, then will consolidate shipments to Anguilla. Folks on island are working on getting permission to accept all donations duty-free.
To aid in the consolidation process, please use USPS LARGE “Priority Mail Flat Rate” boxes (the current postage rate is around $19).
On the outside of the box, please denote:
1. Male or Female
2. Age group (infant, 3-5, 6-10, 11-15)
What you decide to shop for and put in the boxes is up to you - please limit the value of the contents to no more than US$25 per box. Please don’t wrap your contents - we'll wrap the USPS box once it gets to Anguilla.
A few helpful tips, please:
* No candy, due to melting/going rancid prior to the holiday
* If you gift something that requires batteries, please include at least 2 extra sets of the batteries
* No electronics, due to Anglec’s current limitations
* No clothing or shoes, since we don’t know specific sizes of the needy children
A little (less than $25 spent per box in the photo below) can go a long way...
SHIPPING DEADLINE: 1 November
For more details, contact Rebecca here.
NOTE: If you are an individual who has a business and/or lives in Anguilla and who has a fundraising platform, please comment below and I will add your link to this webpage.
Update: This event took place Oct. 15. A smashing success, the fundraiser pulled in over $70,000 for the Anguilla Foundation. A huge thank you goes out to Chef Marc and all who attended to support and show their love for Anguilla. Click here for photos of the fundraiser.
Join Chef Marc Forgione on Sunday, October 15th for a Caribbean BBQ to help rebuild Anguilla
Chef Marc Forgione will be serving up his favorite food and drinks from Anguilla including, chicken, ribs, grilled lobster, Johnny Cakes and RUM PUNCH.
100% of proceeds will be going to The Anguilla Foundation, providing emergency relief to those Anguillians impacted by Hurricane Irma who are unable to access food and water, rebuild their damaged or destroyed homes, or replace the most essential belongings.
Musical Guest from Anguilla: Ishmael Levi of British Dependency
Live and Silent Auction featuring unique dinner experiences, villa rentals, and more!
Update: This event already took place.
Since Hurricane Irma devastated Anguilla on Sept. 6, the outpouring of support has been deeply moving. The community on-island and abroad have sprung into action, repairing, setting up funds and flying in relief supplies. The spirit that defines our island has shone bright in the face of dire circumstances.
I am blown away by the generosity and love for the island that is so near and dear to all of our hearts. Our Help Anguilla Rebuild Now fund has raised $75,000.00 USD. Thank you for all of your kindness and support in helping to rebuild Anguilla.
The funds we raised are now being wired to the LOCAL Anguilla Red Cross. The Anguilla Red Cross has been distributing aid from the UK and DFiD to the most needy and are now developing a cash program for the most vulnerable in Anguilla.
Supermarkets are stocked with food, water and supplies. The funds we have raised will be transferred into vouchers to purchase food, water, rebuilding materials and medication (discussions with Van Roy Hodge, Director of the Anguilla Red Cross, show that insulin is badly needed and will continue to be a large need). Updates to come via newsletter as the program gets underway.
A huge thank you to Kendall R. Coleman, Jr. (CPA, CGMA, CCA). A Partner of CST Group with professional auditing experience, he has kindly volunteered to audit the account. All funds in, all funds out and how they are being used will be shared here.
Photo: Sandy Island
To bring the entire island back to where it was pre-Irma will be a long-term effort.
If you are planning to visit Anguilla this winter, recovery has been proceeding at an encouraging pace. There will be a season.
Click here for the most up to date travel information. (This page will be maintained as information is released.)
It will, of course, take many months to rebuild all of what was. The economy will take a hit with many big hotels (who employ a large percentage of the population) needing months to repair. For more ways to help Anguilla, click here.
From all of Anguilla, thank you for your help as we rebuild. It is a long road, but together, we will get there.
With all of our love,
For the Hurricane Irma report, keep reading below.
For a list of businesses that are open & travel information, click here.
For news on St. Maarten and Princess Juliana Airport, click here.
For more ways to help Anguilla, click here.
For most recent update, click here.
22 years after devastating Hurricane Luis hit Anguilla on Sept. 5 1995, Hurricane Irma hit Barbuda and later St. Barth, St. Martin and Anguilla as a Category 5 with 185 mph winds on Sept. 6 2017. Hurricane Irma is on record as one of the most powerful and catastrophic storms in history.
Anguilla Beaches' incredible staffer Louise sent in this video before the storm arrived on Sept. 5 2017...
And family friend Mike sent in this harrowing footage as Hurricane Irma's catastrophic winds set in around 8am on Sept. 6 2017...
Anguilla was not given a moment of calm. The eye did not pass over the island. Instead, Irma's powerful eye wall battered our island.
Below are updates as Anguilla rebuilds in Irma's wake. This page will continue to be kept up to date.
Update - Dec. 11 @9:05am EST
SPECIAL FESTIVE RATE at Spyglass Hill Villa, Dec. 30 - Jan. 6. To enquire, email: email@example.com
Progress at Garvey's
After a hectic couple of weeks we have made further progress with the repairs and rainproofing of the concrete building. Check out the before pictures and please click on the brief video update from JC Recreational Centre Founder, Louis Price.
NEW, fabulous Anguilla Lover Collection of mugs, cups, mugs and flasks by Vanessa Croft
Come by our booth at the Tourism Street Fair, grab some items from our new Anguilla Lover Collection. #anguillalovercollection #thegiftshopatalloyds #anguilla #christmasgift. ---------------------------- For more information send us an email firstname.lastname@example.org. . . . #anguilla #gift #trendy #coolgift #notbasic #nobasic #corporategift #custom #artsy #style #laserengraving #lasercut #custom #personalize #nothingbasic #laserengraving #design #create
Saturday night is Burger Night at Tasty's
Artisan is looking as delicious as ever!
Oven roasted melted Asiago w/house made onion pickles, candied Pecans and Walnuts served with crusty bread and gherkins on #special @artisanpizzanapoletana #artisan #artisanpizza #artisanpizzanapoletana #anguilla #anguillabeaches #caribbean #caribbeandining #caribbeanlife #beach #foodporn #food #onelove #lobewhatyoudo #love #peace
Update - Dec. 6 @10:30am EST
Excellent specials at Nails R Hair
da'Vida puts on the finishing touches
Artisan is BACK!
We are open and ready for business.... Artisan Pizza Napoletana is back open for it's regular business hours. We are open Mon-Tue / Thu-Sat from 05:00 p.m. until close (closed Wednesday and Sunday until further notice). In addition to our regular menu check out our daily fresh house made Pasta and other specials. We are looking forward to seeing you all soon. #artisanpizza #artisan #artisanpizzanapoletana #anguilla #anguillabeaches #anguillastrong #afterirma #caribbean #caribbeandining #caribbeanlife #lovewhatyoudo #onelove #love #peace #foodporn #food #beach
Great news from Simone Connor of Sandy Island
Happening Dec. 9 -- Welcome Back Scramble at CuisinArt Golf Course
Happening Dec. 9 -- Valley Street Festival!
Happening Dec. 9 -- FREE Mermaiding for kids at Sandy Ground
Shoal Bay Villas soon to be fully air conditioned again
The latest from Limin' Boutique...
For every Footprint you left in the beautiful Anguilla Beaches, create a memory you can wear & cherish.
Delivered to your address of choice! Contact: Liminboutique@anguillanet.com or Message Us
Rendezvous Blues from Garvey's Sunshine Shack
Update - Dec. 2 @1pm EST
SeaSpray Boutique is OPEN with beautiful hand-painted crafts
Tropical Sunset's construction is finished! Opening soon.
NEW Business ALERT: Havana Bar opened yesterday evening! Open Thursday, Friday & Saturday nights from 5:30pm until. Drinks only for now. More updates to come!
Amazing news from Sandy Island - they are back! Livin' In The Sun festival to take place Jan. 15-20
Beautiful Shoal Bay West blues & good news from Covecastles
Update from Chief Minister Banks and Governor Foy
A must read on what to expect this tourism season in Anguilla by Neil Freeman of Tranquility Beach, Beaches Edge and Villa Alegria: Click here for the article.
Public ferry service has resumed between Marigot and Anguilla Monday-Sunday. Fare is $20/person. See schedule below.
Departure times may be altered during the Autumn/ Winter season. Updates would be provided in advance.
Boats are daily.