Published: Thu, September 14, 2017
World | By Paul Elliott

Kenny Chesney's home in US Virgin Islands destroyed by Hurricane Irma

Kenny Chesney's home in US Virgin Islands destroyed by Hurricane Irma

Chesney said he thought his home would withstand the hurricane since it was built with stone, concrete and bricks.

Chesney said despite their storm losses, the islanders still have heart: "They can not take away our heart and our spirit and how resilient everybody is, and that's one of the things that really drew me to the Island in the first place".

For those interested in helping Chesney's disaster relief effort for the US and the British Virgin Islands, more information is posted on the singer's website.

The country music superstar has been a resident of St. John for years.

Hanna recounted sheltering in Chesney's home as Irma battered the Virgin Island. He told reporter Robin Meade that the house was "simply gone", but that the people in the area are far more important to him.

"These are people who live off the sea, who depend on it", the singer wrote.

"I don't know what to say". "I don't know right now how we're going to do this".

Virgin CEO Richard Branson, whose private Caribbean island was also damaged by the storm, is also giving back to his community both personally and through his Virgin Unite charity. He does not specify what the funds will be used for at this time saying, "Give us a few days to figure this out". The singer launched his Love for Love City Foundation over the weekend and urges fans to donate money via PayPal, check or cash contributions through his website.

Just days after Hurricane Harvey swept through Texas, destroying and flooding everything in its path, the USA had a new storm to worry about: Hurricane Irma.

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