Watch: A Look at Sint Maarten Community Coming Together, Helping & Supporting Each Other

There’s a lot of good that’s happening in Sint Maarten to help them rebuild after Irma. We saw earlier today that schools are back in session, there are cleanup and rebuild efforts underway, and lots of relief supplies being delivered to the island.

The community is beginning to heal and that’s possible because people are reaching out and lending a hand to each other, giving back even in times of need. Here are just a few examples of that community spirit.

Rochana Richardson is a graduate from University of Saint Martin. Here she talks about her experience post-Irma, moving on and the importance of striving for progress.

Next is Suzianne Duzong-Davis, a nurse for Collective Prevention Services who has been working on the Mobile Health Bus. The bus has been moving from district to district to provide care to the community, particularly those who haven’t had access to their general practitioners.

Last, but certainly not least, is Pastor James Young of Bible Baptist Church Fellowship Hall with a message to overcome adversity and come together as a community. Pastor Young states, “Don’t worry, we’re going to be back.”

Video via Government of Sint Maarten

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Jon Ferlise

I fell in love with the island of Saint Martin the first time I visited to celebrate my 40th birthday in May of 2009. Since then, I've spent most birthdays there, and have visited countless other times getting to know this wonderful place and the friendly locals that make it so special. I adore the culture, the people, the community, and the beauty of this stunning island. SXM Strong is a website that I started to support humanitarian relief efforts following Hurricane Irma. There was no plan, it just evolved as I witnessed the devastation that Irma caused the island and the huge need to communicate and disseminate information about what had happened and how people could help support this island and its people.

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