Approved by the government of The Bahamas as part of Bahama Government Official Relief Fund
Targeted for hurricane victims in the Bahama Out Islands - ABACO and ELEUTHERA.
HURRICANE FLOYD DEVASTATES THE OUT ISLANDS:
MARSH HARBOUR, Abaco, Bahamas -- Thursday, Sept. 16 -- South Florida Sun-Sentinel Newspaper
Stunned residents of (Great) Abaco Island (and its off-shore cays) salvaged rain-soaked possessions from flattened homes Thursday as the relief effort for Hurricane Floyd's victims slowly gathered steam. On Abaco, entire neighborhoods (webmaster note: especially the most northerly and southerly Abaco settlements, which include Coopers Town, Fox Town, Crown Haven, Cherokee, Crossing Rocks, Sandy Point) were flooded by storm surges whipped up by winds gusting to 190 mph, said Chris Lloyd, of the Bahamas Air Sea Rescue Association (BASRA). In some places, homes looked as though they been randomly shoved together. Like other Bahamian islands, residents of Abaco and the tiny keys on its periphery, population 11,000, faced the prospect of going weeks without telephone, electricity or reliable water service. "The trees were skinned like bananas," said Michelle Rolle, a resident of Abaco's Sandy Point. "This hurricane was by far the worst we've seen, but at least everyone is safe."
HURRICANE FLOYD ARTICLE REPRINTED (IN PART) FROM S. FLORIDA'S SUN-SENTINEL NEWSPAPER - WITH PERMISSION
Join Gulfstream International Airlines (aka Continental Connection), CBS Channel 4 (WFOR - South Florida) Neighbors-4-Neighbors, Treasure Cay Resort, Stiles Corporation, Neal Watson's Undersea Adventures (Bahamas Diving & Ocean Fest 99), Lori Lachnicht (Bahamas Travel Network), Jim Nawn (Green Turtle Club and Marina), Rick Graef (Go-Abacos.Com) and many other South Florida corporations and individuals are implementing a significant Hurricane Relief effort targeted specifically for the devastated areas of the Abacos and Eleuthera.
FOR UPDATES ON THE RELIEF AND REBUILDING EFFORT:
Check http://go-abacos.com/storm, http://bahamastravelnet.com or http://gulfstreamair.com for constantly updated HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS and LOCAL "ON-SITE" HURRICANE FLOYD REPORTS (from Earl Russells' HAM radio station at Green Turtle Cay, Randy & Annabel Russell) as well as local, on-site reports and significant newspaper coverage provided (with permission) by South Florida's daily newspaper, the Sun-Sentinel.
Canned goods, bottled water, water containers (a supply of uncontaminated water has been located in Treasure Cay), can openers, bedding and mattresses, cooking utensils, personal hygiene supplies, diapers, insect repellant, hats, candles, fresh water, blankets, flash lights, batteries, roofing materials, clothing, camping supplies AND TENTS, ... anything you can think of to make these peoples' lives more bearable.
DROP OFF LOCATIONS for material donations:
Gulfstream International Airlines warehouse - [Monday thru Friday]
5925 Ravenswood Road, Bay 16, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33312
Telephone: (954) 266-3000 (receptionist 200)
Gulfstream - SATURDAY or SUNDAY
1550 SW 43 Street - Gulfstream Hanger - 305-799-9092
BROWARD MOTORSPORTS 4101 Davie Road Extension, 2 blocks south of Stirling Road on Davie Rd. Open 9 am to 6pm (THEY HAVE A HUGE WAREHOUSE AND HAVE BEEN INCREDIBLE.)
ITALIAN SEAWAYS 6113 NW 72nd. Ave. Near Miami Airport. Open 10 am to 6pm Mon ñ Fri. (EXTREMELY GENEROUS IN THEIR SUPPORT AND WILL KEEP SUPPORTING US.)
RIDE MOTORS 4411 W. Hallandale Beach Blvd., Hallandale. Open 9am to 6pm Mon-Sat. and 10 am 4 pm Sunday (THEY ARE LOADING CONTAINERS WITH SUPPLIES AND SHIPPING SUPPLIES IN HUGE QUANTITIES).
G & G SHIPPING
750 NE Seventh Ave.
Mon.-Fri,. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
TREASURE CAY RESORT & MARINA'S US operations office
2301 S. Federal Highway, Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33316
WFOR TV - SOUTH FLORIDA CBS CHANNEL 4, Neighbors-4-Neighbors
8900 NW 18th Terrace, Miami, FL 33172
Accepting monetary donations only - 100% of all donations will be applied to BAHAMAS RELIEF. Please note BAHAMAS RELIEF on your contribution. PLEASE CALL 305-597-4404 for information
Marine Industries Association of South Florida
2312 S. Andrews Ave.
954-791-2600 for information
The Bahamian Hurricane Relief Effort
First Union Bank
200 S. Biscayne Blvd.
Account number 2090001992950
The Bahamian Consulate General
25 SE Second Ave.
305-373-6295 for information