The Devastation of Hurricane Dorian had the most catastrophic effects in Bahamas. Specifically the region of Abaco and Grand Bahamas.
My family has made a second home on the main island of Nassau for the past 15 years.
This has allowed us to get know many locals. With our direct contacts in the community, we were directed to a shelter in Nassau, housing 196 Abaco natives who survived the hurricane and were transferred , most with just the clothes on their backs 56 being children.
Through an outstanding fundraising effort on CPC behalf and many other private donors we directly aided the Bahamian Academy shelter. Upon arrival with 5 large suitcases of hundreds of toothbrushes, toothpaste, deodorant, various other bulk hygiene products, we provided in bulk, microwaves, fans ( the shelter does not have AC) diapers, formula, pallets of bottled water, colouring books, crayons, boardgames, sports balls, and provided 4K worth of perishable foods. Our CPC community should be very proud.
Among that, I sought out a local caterer whom for 2000 USD/ per meal, will feed a hot lunch on Sunday’s for 4 weeks to all 196 survivors. Regrettably their only hot fresh meal of the week.
I’ve never been prouder to be Canadian, nor more humbled at the prosperities we are privileged to have, and to share.