Hurricane Matthew, Grand Bahama
We were sad to hear of the devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Matthew as it raked through the Bahamas last week. Grand Bahama Island, and specifically the West End, was hit particularly hard as the storm passed directly over the region. The local community suffered complete destruction and countless homes were lost due to the high winds and extensive flooding. Thankfully, there were no deaths reported.
An extensive clean-up is currently underway and the relief efforts are expected to take months.
We have been encouraged by the positive response and the number of divers willing to help out and donate in any way they can. There are several options for this:
If you are able to donate physical goods/items, there are several drop off locations located in Florida.
The items in greatest need are:
- Basic survival items, such as canned food, baby food, juice boxes, and water.
- Medical supplies, including gauze, bandages, and antiseptic. Another big need is bug spray and citronella candles to fend off mosquitoes.
- They are also in need of clothing and shoes for adults and children, diapers, baby wipes, personal hygiene items, and feminine products.
- Lastly, we are looking for basic tools and shelter supplies including tarps, nails, duct tape, hammers, rope, batteries, flashlights, generators, power cords, and boxes/containers to consolidate items.
Stuart Jet Center
2501 SE Aviation Way
Stuart, FL 34996
Contact Patrick Price at 772-405-0091.
Jupiter Tequesta AC
582 N US Hwy 1
Tequesta, FL 33469
X-Generation Custom Rods
410 N Dixie Highway
Lantana, Florida 33462
Contact Seth Funt at 561-445-4694.
Broward Design Center Warehouse
795 East Sunrise
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33304
Contact Maxine Gomez at 954-779-6398.
Hurricane Matthew Grand Bahama Island Relief
In early September 2019, tragedy struck again and Hurricane Dorian stalled over Grand Bahama and Abaco for nearly 2 days. A relief fund has been set up.