SAN ANTONIO - Billionaire businessman Richard Branson posted photos to his Twitter Sunday of the damage done to Necker Island by Hurricane Irma.
Branson is coordinating relief efforts to help the British Virgin Islands, where his private island is located.
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“Tomorrow my son Sam, the team and I will be back in the BVI, helping with supplies distribution in conjunction with the local authorities to support people on the ground. We will be handing out canned foods, water, medical supplies, sanitary supplies and other essentials to the surrounding islands,” Branson shared on his website Monday.
See the tweets below:
Please donate what you can to support local #BVI families & communities affected by #Irma at @virginunite https://t.co/gAvDKI6MDU pic.twitter.com/Q4RFPTfQyg — Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 11, 2017
Challenge in #BVI after #Irma is unique – and needs unprecedented support to get the country functioning again https://t.co/gAvDKI6MDU pic.twitter.com/dwEGAMHCZb — Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 11, 2017
Heading back to #BVI soon, helping with supplies distribution to support people on the ground https://t.co/gAvDKI6MDU #Irma pic.twitter.com/l2IpxtzKxi — Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 11, 2017
BVI needs a "Disaster Recovery Marshall Plan” after #Irma – short-term aid & long-term recovery & revitalisation https://t.co/0USuxvk1dS pic.twitter.com/pFzsStZBjN — Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 11, 2017
.@virginunite coordinating aid to local BVI families & communities affected by Hurricane #Irma.Please donate to help https://t.co/0USuxvk1dS pic.twitter.com/QdbWHLBJVI — Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 10, 2017
Necker damage huge, but BVI #Irma story is not about Necker - about 1000s of people who've lost homes & livelihoods https://t.co/0USuxvk1dS pic.twitter.com/BaUpvJ22pv — Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 10, 2017
Mobilising BVI recovery with govs & aid agencies, then heading back to BVI to continue recovery effort on the ground https://t.co/0USuxvk1dS pic.twitter.com/2SZ3YjCxqK — Richard Branson (@richardbranson) September 10, 2017
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