The St. Thomas Recovery Team is a coalition of diverse community stakeholders that are cooperatively coordinating St. Thomas’ long-term recovery response, resource management, resiliency planning, and training in response to hurricanes Irma and Maria. STRT will take measures of sustainability, creating a plan of action for future disasters. STRT will assess the unmet needs of the people of St. Thomas and will provide spiritual, physical, financial, and emotional support, as able, to facilitate rehabilitation.
Four main tenets of the group are cooperation, communication, coordination, and collaboration. STRT is inclusive, non-discriminatory, and promotes diverse participation among community members to ensure that the most vulnerable populations and institutions are identified, supported in recovery, and prepared for the future. The STRT aims to be an umbrella organization of existing agencies and individuals who have been working toward the recovery and rehabilitation effort of St. Thomas; facilitating and supporting their endeavors.