I am waiting for information from Puerto Rico about the hurricane damage and their turtle rehabilitation there, but as they are still without power and communications, I am sorry to let you know that we will have to delay this story. HOWEVER due to our turtle LOVE fundraising and sales of our Turtle Love styles to date we have saved 1,800 hatchlings !!! I am so excited, and so is this little guy!
You know I am sharing my stories with you guys each week, but the bonus in this for ME, is that some of you share your stories back with me. This week, I have had some lovely emails from other islands friends, telling me about their area's post hurricane situations. The first is from Betsy, who is feeling exhausted after cleaning up from 4 floods in 30 days. A smelly silt later coated her entire downstairs after the lake waters receded, however she is just grateful that she was still able to recover upstairs with all the comforts of home.
Betsy wrote the following : I got the Aqua Turtle Tunic for my hostess who gave me refuge while I evacuated to Ft Lauderdale twice from New Orleans. We were all enjoying the wonders of the great turtles laying thousands upon thousands of eggs on our beach club property. I was so saddened to hear that Irma's surge wiped out all the nests along with an entire new generation of the species. All the more reason that my friend loved the tunic with little heart turtles on, which we shall both remember in tribute to all those little ones lost in the storm.
Now over to Tricia : Our hotel in Naples has yet to reopen. We hope for partial reopening Nov 17th. When we get back on our feet, and, I can once again think about selling in our boutique, I’ll be in touch to order some sarongs. Just think, we’re in one of the wealthiest cities in the USA and people are still struggling from Irma. The debris everywhere in town is slowly, very slowly, being picked up by Fema. Walk in our shoes and the shoes of our line staff (managers are working thankfully) that haven’t worked since Sept 9. I feel your pain and that of your fellow islanders. And, I will consider visiting an island as soon as I can get away. After “season”.
Incredible to think a city like Naples is still cleaning up, but we know it will be back to its stunning best soon!
I had an amazing email from a big corporate company earlier in October. We do our accounting books with the XERO software. This is the email I got from them.... WOW some of the big corporates really do care. I am impressed.
We know it must be tough right now for you living and working in one of the areas most affected by Hurricane Irma. We really hope that you and your family are keeping safe and well.
We understand that the next few months could be challenging for your business and we want to be of assistance where we can. So if your business has been directly affected, please let us know. We’d like to offer a couple of months respite from your Xero subscription payments.
Simply reply to this email if you’ve been impacted and we’ll get back to you.
Wow - that is very nice of them.
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