PHILIPSBURG – On Friday the official #SXMSTRONG campaign has been launched. This campaign is a broad initiative organized by different community- and social stakeholders on the Dutch and French side and is endorsed by both governments.
The #SXMSTRONG campaign will bring together different social organizations and business community. It gives them a platform to organize their events and activities as part of the joint rebuilding efforts. Leading up to Sint Maarten day, several events will be held around the island. On November 5, the first cruise ship will arrive and the Harbor will celebrate this important arrival by organizing different events.
Immediately after Hurricane Irma, many people turned to social media and shared their support, thoughts and prayers by using the hashtag SXMSTRONG. Since then, the popularity of the hashtag (#) has grown on different social media platforms. The sentiment surrounding the powerful slogan is one of unity, resilience, empowerment and solidarity. The slogan and the underlying message reinforces the determination of the government of Sint Maarten and its people in their recovery and rebuilding process.
The #SXMSTRONG inspired the government of Sint Maarten to design a logo. The logo will be used during all official events and activities aimed at the rebuilding of our island of Sint Maarten/ Saint Martin. The tagline “Rebuilding our nation” underscores this focus. The logo represents the colors of the flags and shows the pelican as our national bird together with the island icon.
All persons who have events scheduled in the coming months on rebuilding Sint Maarten/ Saint Martin can submit their events detail at firstname.lastname@example.org in order to reach and to unify as broad as possible not only on our island but into the whole world. #SXMSTRONG, Rebuilding our nation!