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Giving Back-Rolling Out Feature

Updated: May 16, 2018

St. Thomas USVI native Michael Thomas, now Atlanta resident, is hosting a Christmas Gathering on Sunday, December 24, 2017 from noon-2p.m. at both the Sonesta ES on Savoy Drive in Chamblee, Georgia, and Sonesta Gwinnett; and Christmas Dinner from 4p.m.-6p.m. at Sonesta ES Mount Vernon.

Thomas shares, “We are hosting a special luncheon and dinner for evacuees from Puerto Rico and US Virgin Islands. Many of these evacuees are medical patients from the U.S. territories and include their caretakers. At this time, there are over 40 kids at all three hotel locations.”

When he was 15, Thomas remembers Hurricane Marilyn (1995) which hit the same two U.S. nations. At that time, it was the most powerful storm to hit the Virgin Islands since Hurricane Hugo of 1989. “My mom, brother and I were home. READ MORE ...

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