As pictures of the destruction wrought by Hurricane Irma in St. Martin, Puerto Rico, and now parts of Florida have been filling our television screens, social media feeds, and news websites, another island that was ravaged by the storm hasn't gotten much press - the island of St. John.

The smallest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, St. John, like many other Caribbean islands that were right in Irma's path, has, "few buildings left standing" according to a report in the Boston Globe.

Two Jersey Shore businesses are teaming up to gather badly needed supplies to send to the island this Tuesday (September 12th).

Builder's General, with locations in both Monmouth and Ocean Counties, and Woody's Ocean Grille in Sea Bright are putting out the call for supplies like batteries, flashlights, first aid kids, and more.

Here's all the information, including a list of items that they need:


Of course, in addition to Hurricane Irma, relief efforts are also ongoing for the destruction that Hurricane Harvey caused in Texas. If you're looking for ways to help, there are a lot of great charities that you can donate to. You can always check out the non-profit Charity Navigator to see how different organizations rate and how much of your money actually goes to help.


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