The popular country music star, Kenny Chesney, is a well known island home owner and visitor to St John. Some of his songs were inspired by his time spent on the island.Boasting 14 Gold and Platinum Records and hundreds of millions of fans around the world.
Songs for the Saints – his album dedicated to the islands after hurricanes Irma and Maria including the song, Love for Love City featuring Ziggy Marley.
LOVE FOR LOVE CITY
Established after the 2017 double CAT5 hurricanes, Irma and Maria, that swept through the Caribbean and destroyed the US Virgin Islands. The organization served as a funding channel for relief efforts in the BVIs and USVIs. With donations from his music and his No Shoes Nation legion of Fans, money was directed to local efforts to provide food, shelter, water and medical supplies.
LOVE CITY STRONG
Established by a group of partners including Bloomberg Philanthropies, Love for Love City and Secunda Family Foundation. The organization provides ongoing COVID-19 Response, Resilient Housing Initiative, Water Quality testing programs, Disaster Preparedness Planning and Emergency Support to the Community.