Thank you for coming to the assistance of the People of St. Maarten!

Since the day of Hurricane Irma's impact, The St. Maarten Hospitality and Trade Association (SHTA), the island's largest employers' association, has been the lead non-government organization coordinating delivery and distribution of relief supplies to and in St. Maarten.

In a very short period of time we have established a staging site in Puerto Rico where we coordinated evacuations and flew in badly needed medical, food and other emergency aid supplies on private airplanes. With Puerto Rico being hit hard by Hurricane Maria, that effort has unfortunately been suspended.

We are the primary organization facilitating and coordinating efforts with major international relief groups such as LiftRescue Global, YachtAid Global, Rise Against Hunger, Samaritan’s Purse, ADRA, Caribbean Flyers,  FEMA, CDEMA and many others. Much of the non-government aid that has been delivered to St. Maarten has been facilitated through our work.

Our volunteer ground team in St. Maarten is working hard to receive, secure and deliver the supplies, in coordination with the Dutch Marines, our own volunteers, and the government of St. Maarten.


How to Donate

Our most urgent need is financial assistance to purchase relief supplies and fund our operation.

We have established a bank account with Banco Popular in Puerto Rico and are accepting donations to that account. The account is managed by the staff of Magnis NV, one of St. Maarten most respected accounting firms, and will be later audited by PWC.

Bank Transfer

SHTA St. Maarten Relief
Banco Popular de PR
Sucursal San Patricio Gallery
9 calle Gonzalez Giusti
Guaynabo, PR 00968-3033

Account # 131-549189
ABA Routing # 021502011

Please email transaction details to shtarelief @ so that we can track the transfer and who it is from


Send funds to shtarelief @

ATH Movil (Puerto Rico)

Phone number is (787) 367-2422


Send funds to shtarelief @

Please mark your contribution as "personal payment" and not "goods and services".


The SHTA is a not for profit association established in St. Maarten. We are NOT yet a US-based charitable organization, so at this time donations to our account may not be tax-deductible.


What Else We need

  • Tarps - large quantities
  • Generators
  • Building Materials
  • Logistical/distribution assistance

If you are able to help us with any of the above please contact us at shtarelief @


We'd like to extend special thanks to the amazing people of Puerto Rico for their incredible compassion and generosity, as well as to our friends and colleagues in the yachting industry who are mobilizing the entire world to help us.