As I am sure you have heard, Hurricane Dorian, a high class 5 storm at the time, spent a day terrorizing the Bahamian Island’s of Abaco and Grand Bahama. Liz Fincher, who along with her partner Max Pushak, manage our lodge Andros South and have grown incredibly close with the loving Bahamian people. They put together the following message to try and generate some support.
“Hurricane Dorian set her sights on the Bahamas this week and has caused massive destruction. Our thoughts and prayers are with all those affected. Our immediate Andros South family was able to stay safe during the storm. The lodge experienced some winds and rain, but luckily no structural damage. We appreciate all of you reaching out to check on us. Unfortunately, others were not able to stay out of harm’s way. We have lost loved ones in Abaco, as well as Grand Bahama. Our friends at Abaco Lodge lost everything. They are still waiting to hear from all of their staff members, as communication is almost non-existent. The death toll will continue to rise as the rescue efforts continue. We will be working with different organizations to assist with the aid in any way we can. There are numerous efforts underway to help those affected the most. Below are links to a couple of those organizations. Please feel free to reach out to me at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
- HeadKnowles – A Bahamian Hurricane Relief Foundation dedicated to restoring and rebuilding communities.
- Yellow Dog Community and Conservation Foundation – Donating to guides, families, and others connected to the fly-fishing industry in the Bahamas who have lost everything.
- Abaco Lodge – A GoFundMe to support the Abaco Lodge family and staff who lost everything. Funds will also go towards community rebuilding.
- Potcake Rescues – Our dog-rescue friends who re-homed potcakes from Andros South this past winter are flying their planes to and from Abaco & Grand Bahama to continue rescuing animals in addition to donating supplies. E-mail Liz Fincher at email@example.com for more information on this.
As the weeks go on, please don’t forget about the Bahamas. This wound will take a long time to heal. With the natural strength of the people & culture of the Bahamas and your help, we can only hope to speed up the recovery. Many thanks.” -Liz Fincher
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