On September 6th, Hurricane Irma devastated the islands of St. Thomas and St. John in the US Virgin Islands. Two weeks later, Hurricane Maria arrived to deliver a second blow to the USVI and ravaged the US territory of Puerto Rico. Soprano Laura Strickling, a resident of St. Thomas, evacuated with her family by boat to Puerto Rico five days after Hurricane Irma and escaped to the US mainland ahead of Hurricane Maria. On October 18 at 7 pm, she brings her friends together to present America's Paradise, a song recital to benefit the recovery efforts, and to help the citizens of America's Paradise. Tickets are limited, and the perfomance will be livestreamed on Facebook. All participants are donating their efforts, and all funds raised will be given to one of two charities: Hurricane Maria Community Relief & Recovery Fund in Puerto Rico, managed by the Center for Popular Democracy; and Community Foundation of the Virgin Islands. Separate Crowdrise pages have been created for each charity - please give generously. Thank you. Visit https://www.americasparadise.us for the full program, text and translations, and artist information. #Americasparadise.