Joomla cares: Give Back to Sandra

Written by | 01 October 2017 | Published in 2017 October
The eye of Hurricane Irma passed over the tiny island of St Maarten, taking lives and leaving most on the island homeless.  Sandra Decoux (Thevenet) was lucky to survive, unfortunately, however her house and car were badly damaged.
Hurricane Irma Before and After Hurricane Irma Before and After Sandra and Rowan

Sandra is still living without electricity, running water and internet. We receive sporadic messages from her when she manages to get to one of the few points on the island with internet access.

Sandra’s house was in the process of being sold and her sole source of funds for the coming months was tied up in the sale. The sale has now been called off and much of the damage in need of repair is not covered by her buildings insurance.

Sandra is a Passionate Open Source contributor. Sandra has been working in the Joomla Project, to teach the world the power of open source for many years. She dedicates over 50 hours a week to Joomla as a volunteer. Sandra has recently been elected as Marketing Department Coordinator and is currently a member of the Documentation Teams, Webmasters Team, Marketing & Communication Teams and contributes as much as she can in a wide range of Joomla! areas and projects including but not limited to, Documentation, Localization, CSS, Landing Pages and maintenance of some of the project’s websites.

A core group of open source enthusiasts put together this fundraiser to help Sandra in her time of need.

Money raised will go towards helping Sandra to recover from this tragedy and to keep her afloat financially whilst she does so...

You can help Sandra rebuild her life after Irma by donating to https://www.youcaring.com/sandradecouxthevenet-958732 

Organizers:

  • Alan Langford
  • Alison Meeks
  • Crystal Dionysopoulos
  • Jessica Dunbar
  • MAT
  • Mike Veeckmans
  • Radek Suski
  • Rowan Hoskyns-Abrahall
  • Paul Orwig
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Jessica Dunbar

Jessica Dunbar

Jess is currently employed at Trivera. Combining a mix of sys admin and marketing skills, Jess works with with major brands including Fortune 500 businesses along with major universities, hospitals, airports, and casinos to provide solutions for their technology needs. In her free time, she can be found either on the volleyball court or softball diamond. She also enjoys watching the Milwaukee Brewers and Green Bay Packers with her family and friends.

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