What began out as a small group of individuals on the Facebook web page HeadKnowles, based on my own, Lia Head and Gina Knowles, has now turn into a motion fueled by folks keen to present again. We have managed over $2M in reduction funds Hurricane Joaquin reduction in 2015. Once once more in 2016, we established a dedicated group of volunteers who labored tirelessly to help these devastated throughout Hurricane Matthew for Ragged Island, North Andros, Grand Bahama and New Providence. In that effort, which remains to be ongoing, we’ve managed over $4mil so far.
That mentioned, the highway forward to restoring and rebuilding our communities after Dorian, each short-term reduction and sustainable reduction in these islands is a good enterprise and we’d like your assist to perform this. Victims want meals, water and different important provides to outlive throughout this time. We want constructing supplies and fuel for the planes and boats which might be transporting provides to the islands, so as to assist put their lives again collectively. We can not do any of this with out financial funds to assist our efforts. The cash we obtain will go instantly to buying these important provides and we’ll present our donors with monetary statements to account for each greenback donated. Donors will be capable to see with all transparency that their cash is getting used to get our Northern Island communities what they want.
We have groups on the bottom in these islands who will start instant assessments as soon as the all clear is sounded. We do absolutely assist the efforts of The Bahamas Red Cross and Nema, nonetheless, we’re within the place to mobilize instantly and never await the prolonged time-frame that authorities has in place. We are in touch now with volunteers who’ve put 30 planes and over 1,000 boaters in place for distribution of individuals and provides as soon as it’s protected. Having realized from our previous efforts, we’ve organized for native water distributors in Grand Bahama and Abaco to offer free water so we don’t must waste treasured funds transporting this heavy however completely important necessity.
We are additionally partnering with varied organizations in Florida and our different islands as assortment for meals, water, garments, toiletries and so on. This is so we will think about shifting important provides like mills, tarps, chainsaws and rebuilding provides which is the place we’d like your assist essentially the most. So we’d be ever so grateful to your donation, as we will get the provides out to these devastated and washed out communities in Abaco, Bimini and Grand Bahama, first.
We are asking the general public for assist in the direction of the next objects that may assist folks instantly for Abaco, Grand Bahama & Bimini:
#• Generators :: Tarps :: ChainSaws
#• Portable stoves :: Butane canisters
#• Air mattresses
#• Liquid child method :: Diapers :: Wet Wipes
#• Toiletries, together with feminine sanitary merchandise
#• Mosquito repellent
#• Water filtration units • Matches
We encourage you to take a couple of moments to Google HeadKnowles and our Facebook group to see what occurs when folks come collectively to assist each other at a time when it’s wanted essentially the most and the nice work which you can be part of. We are, in spite of everything, one folks, united in love and repair.