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Awareness evening
06 Jul 2018
Adopt A Roof awarenes evening
Adopt a Roof and its volunteers are hosting an awareness evening for donors, partners and supporters in celebration of the work that has been achieved and in recognition of everybody’s effort and support! There will be a presentation of Adopt a Roof’s actions in the community since its birth and a word on our future projects. Along with this there will be rounds of Bingo games! Entrance ticket costs $50, including 5 bingo cards and a glass of Veuve Clicquot upon arrival. Other drinks and food at your discretion. Limited availability and booking by prior reservations only; please contact Regis at All the money generated by the Bingo, including entrance tickets and any other money raised, will benefit entirely the Family Support Network.  
06 Jul 2018
Harneys supports Adopt A Roof
Adopt a Roof are thrilled to receive a donation from Harneys, the international law firm. We have raised $350,000 so far and continue to rebuild roofs around Tortola. There is still a long way to go and with each small roof build costing around $25,000 we need continued support to help those desperately in need during and after this 2018 hurricane season.
28 Mar 2018
AAR's Spring Newsletter
Keeping donors and interested individuals up to date with our progress, Adopt A Roof has produced its first Newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading it.
download Newsletter #1
30 Apr 2018
Women Who Sail rendezvous begins soon in BVI
Women Who Sail, the amazing group of ladies, are due to arrive on 9th May for ten days of exploring and fun around our wonderful islands. If you see them around during that time please make them welcome...and thank them for their genorous efforts  in collecting donations on behalf of Adopt A Roof. Julie Thondycraft explained that, "The event begins in just over week and everybody is excited to come back to the BVI. After such a wonderful event in 2015 BVI was dear to our group. Watching events unfold as Irma passed through we were compelled to show our support and Adopt A Roof was the obvious choice ".
09 Apr 2018
Sailors stand together with BVI
Sailors For Hope, a wonderful charity, has announced it has chosen AAR as its prime partner in the BVI. Don Makowiecki, a long-time visitor to BVI and head of Sailors For Hope emphasised his delight in parntering with AAR. He noted that "Sailors For Hope have a website where donors can contribute funds that will be passed on to AAR without cost. In addition, for our US donors being a 501c3 organization means that we are also tax efficient."

Chris Marshall, VP of AAR was thrilled with the news, stating that, "Partnering with Sailors For Hope not only demonstrates the recognition that AAR is receiving for its hard work, but provides additional ways for sailing community donors to contribute to the post-Irma rebuilding".
02 Apr 2018
Local car rental business supports AAR
Helping AAR volunteers get around Tortola after Hurricane Irma, MacLyn Car Rental generously provided a car so that roofs could be inspected and meetings attended. AAR thanks the team at MacLyn Car Rentals. Chris Marshall, VP of AAR said that, "without the generosity of the MacLyn team so much of what AAR achieved in the months following Irma could not have been achieved. It was amazing that they even had cars available considering the damage caused to so many vehicles across the islands".

MacLyn Car rentals based in Road Town have been serving the BVI for years with a range of rental SUV cars to suit everyone's needs.
Valentines Day
Valentines Day is an occasion to show that you love someone. If you love the BVI, why not use this day to show your love by donating to the rebuilding effort. It may be some months since Irma and Maria, but there remains a great deal to accomplish. Adopt A Roof continues to find roofs and give vulnerable families the chance to rebuild their lives. To donate, please follow the instructions on this website to our wonderful partners One Love BVI.
Happy Valentines Day
14 Feb 2018
Women Who Sail supports Adopt A Roof
In May 2018 Mahalo Sailing’s Women Who Sail Rendezvous will return to the BVI for their week-long sailing trip.

Women Who Sail is a Facebook group with close to 15,000 members worldwide. Their goal is to support women who sail while maintaining a positive attitude throughout. They share knowledge, experiences as well as offering hands-on assistance to their fellow sailors in need.

This year's trip has six boats chartered with around 60 women attending. There will also be numerous Bring Your Own Boats participating in the event. The first Rendezvous was held in the BVI in 2015 and since then each Rendezvous has adopted a local cause in each location they’ve sailed.

This year they opted to return to the BVI knowing that they could help give the economy a little bit of a boost after the impact of Hurricanes Irma and Maria. For a targeted cause, we are thrilled to announce that Women Who Sail selected Adopt A Roof BVI as their chosen charity.
Walk The BVI Day 2
So Roger Carter completed Day 2 and arrived in Cane Garden Bay.
Next stop is West End so we are hoping there will be plenty of people coming out to cheer him on.

AAR has seen another wonderful donations day too, so a huge thanks you to all those people supporting Roger by donating to AAR.

For those wondering about Roger's route, check out the map of his whole Walk The BVI route.
Walk The BVI begins
With the first day completed, Roger Carter’s ‘Walk the BVI’ has generated a huge amount of interest on BVI websites. For Adopt A Roof, the charity created by Regis Bourdon and chosen by Roger as the prime partner, it has been a wonderful day as donations large and small, all vitally important to our efforts to provide sustainable shelter for vulnerable people in the BVI, have been coming in throughout the day.
Chris Marshall VP of Adopt A Roof commented, “It is so heartwarming to see the generosity of individuals and to realize that the BVI’s challenges have not been forgotten thanks to the efforts of people like Jim Scott at One Love BVI, along with Walk the BVI’s Roger and Sophie.
Amazing job Roger. Good luck in the coming days as we track your progress and thank you to all those supporting and donating. Spread the word and please encourage friends, relatives and even strangers to donate.
Schedule (58.1miles):
Tue:  Road Town to Trellis Bay (9.4miles)
Wed: East End to Cane Garden Bay (8.8miles)
Thu:  Cane Garden Bay to West End (5.6miles)
Fri:   Jost Van Dyke loop from/to Foxys (9.3miles)
Sat:  West End to Road Town (9.2miles)
Sun:  Virgin Gorda Leverick Bay to The Baths (7.7miles)
Mon:  Rest day
Tue:   Anegada West End to Big Bamboo (8.1miles)
Wed:  Party at Mulligans, Nanny Cay. 6pm
A Step Up for 2018
2018 had the perfect start for Adopt A Roof as the team were thrilled to receive a donation of $7,500 from Karen Dilks and Laura Ditges, owners of A Step Up, in Sedona Arizona. Many thanks on behalf of the AAR team and Edith King, currently having her roof completed with funding support from Karen and Laura.   A Step Up carries fine footwear for selective soles. Representing the finest collections in the world with incredible style and comfort.
22 Dec 2017
Wrapped for Christmas
 Christmas came early for Edith King in Tortola. Edith had been patiently waiting her turn for a new roof after our assessment in November and the roof gods smiled on her this past week. The Adopt A Roof construction team descended on her home to tear off the old mouldy ply panels and begin the process of putting a proper new roof on. We are thrilled that Edith will have a lovely ‘wrapped’ home for Christmas. AAR's construction manager Cortez Forbes commented, "Sights like this make all the efforts and frustrations worthwhile." A special thanks to Tortola Ladies Club who adopted this roof and contributed to the materials for this roof.
21 Dec 2017
Walk The BVI and Adopt A Roof announce partnership
Walk The BVI is an amazing charity event created by Roger Carter and Sophie Leroy, taking place between the 2nd and 8th January. Starting at Pussers Road Town at 7.30am on the 2nd, the aim is to walk a total of 58 miles covering Tortola, Jost Van Dyke, Virgin Gorda and Anegada. We are thrilled that they have named Adopt A Roof as the event’s chosen charity partner, so I would urge everyone to help support the event and even go out and cheer the walkers on! For more information please go to or check out their Facebook page. Good luck… and remember to get an early night on New Year’s Day.
One Love BVI
20 Dec 2017
Donate through our One Love BVI partnership
We are excited to announce our partnership with the wonderful One Love BVI charity. Through One Love BVI our donors now have a simple on-line donation capability and for US donors, the opportunity to donate through a 501c3 registered organization. Regis Bourdon, president of Adopt A Roof was delighted with the news, stating that, "this marks a major step forward in ease of making a contribution to Adopt A Roof for our donors". Likewise, Jim Scott of One Love BVI added, "Adopt A Roof is one of those groups that is really making a difference on the ground, so we are thrilled to be collaborating with the Adopt A Roof BVI team."
To donate, simply click DONATE or visit visit and click on "Adopt A Roof".

Another new partnership!
Adopt A Roof BVI is delighted to announce its partnership with Promoshop, the leading supplier of promotional clothing and accessories. Promoshop has kindly supplied Adopt A Roof BVI with its fabulous new T-shirts which should be one their way to the BVI in the very near future.

Many thanks to Promoshop for their commitment to this fantastic cause. For more details check here >
Adopt A Roof BVI generate new roof fix
18th November 2017

After Adopt A Roof BVI recently received a new generator kindly donated by TICO wines and spirits merchants in Road Town, they were able to put it to its intended use today. Working outside to build a new roof on the house of the owner of a plant nursery, the generator provided the necessary electricity to run the power tools on site. Thank you to TICO, and great job Rufred Forbes as this latest roof nears completion. Liz Jackson of TICO explained that, “we had a number of generators to donate and sought organizations that would use them to really make a difference.” Cortez Forbes added, “the generator enabled to construct the roof at a much faster pace, which in the current rainy conditions is a big bonus.”
Tortola Ladies Club raise the roof
Following discussions between Adopt A Roof BVI  and Tortola Ladies Club, the wonderful ladies have donated a ‘Head Start Fund’ that provides the first $2000 for each of the next five roofs to be built. This generous gift was made possible by fundraising efforts by the Tortola Ladies Club and demonstrates their eagerness to assist those in need. 

Chris Marshall VP of Adopt A Roof BVI commented that Adopt A Roof BVI  are thrilled to partner with the Tortola Ladies Club. This will make a huge difference as we target more roofs and seek the funds to carry out our task.”  Whilst Sharon Burrill of Tortola Ladies Club commented, “The money was earmarked as a ‘rainy-day’ fund and clearly the post-Irma rebuild represented the obvious occasion to distribute that fund”.

Regis and Claudine Bourdon, currently in Scotland for the birth of their second child, added, “this demonstrates the amazing local community spirit and the confidence that Adopt A Roof BVI  is delivering hope and tangible help to people.”