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