Dear Friends of Sonesta Resorts St. Maarten
PHOTO: Sonesta Maho Beach Resort is in a time of need. (photo via Flickr/Richie Diesterheft)
WHY IT RATES: Consider helping Sonesta Resorts, St. Maarten during their recovery period.—Codie Richards, TravelPulse Associate Editor
We want to thank you for your outpouring of support and kind words in the wake of Hurricane Irma.
Our beloved island has been devastated, and although we will rebuild in the future, our primary focus now is on relief efforts providing the basic living essentials like clean drinking water, food, clothes and cleaning supplies.
There is much to do and compassion must be paramount.
As you know, our Sonesta St. Maarten team and staff and the people of Sint Maarten are the soul of our hotels and our destination. It is the people that make the experience exceptional.
They are the ones that make St. Maarten “The Friendly Island,” and they cannot be forgotten in their time of need. So now, please help us help them.
We are working directly with the relief organization Samaritan’s Purse that has been instrumental as the first responders to the aftermath of Hurricane Irma, and they are currently stationed at Sonesta Maho Beach Resort supplying humanitarian relief efforts to the island.
We have also set up an official fundraising page for the employees and staff of Sonesta Resorts Sint Maarten and The Maho Group. This fund will collect money to provide new clothing, supplies and household items.
It will also help support aid to the employees and staff and offset medical and travel expenses.
We kindly ask for your support and donations today as timing is critical. We assure you that your donation is legitimate and legal and that it will be closely monitored.
Donate through our dedicated Sonesta St. Maarten GoFundMe page providing direct relief to our cherished resort staff at gofundme.com/sonestasxmstaff.
Or visit the Samaritan’s Purse website to donate to general St. Maarten island relief efforts at samaritanspurse.org.
We cannot let Irma’s victims in the Caribbean be forgotten. The real work is just beginning.
Thanks again for your kindness, compassion and support. We will keep you updated on progress and how your contributions are making a difference.
Our gratitude and very best wishes,
Eliska Hesova, on behalf of Sonesta Resorts St Maarten
For more information related to our resorts closures and reservations, please see our official statement at sonesta.com/stmaarten.
SOURCE: Sonesta Resorts, St. Maarten press release.
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