Hurricane Dorian was a devastating Category 5 storm that battered the Bahamas for days, causing catastrophic damage and unfortunate loss of life.
Immediately following the storm, the Town of Palm Beach United Way, in collaboration with the Town of Palm Beach, created a recovery fund to help with long-term rebuilding efforts in the Bahamas.
The Bahamas Recovery Fund has raised nearly $690,000 from more than 250 donations. We give special thanks to matching grant contributors John and Jana Scarpa, Cathleen McFarlane Foundation, Inc. and The Matthew and Tracy Smith Foundation. A Bahamas Recovery Fund Committee was formed to help the United Way review project proposals and decide how best to distribute donor dollars. To date, we have awarded grants to five organizations, totaling $599,000.
NORTHERN ABACOS RELIEF AND REBUILD - $171,000
To repair 153 homes with minor and major damage in the settlements of Cedar Harbor, Wood Cay, Mount Hope, Fox Town and Crown Haven, located in the Northern Abacos.
MAN O WAR RELIEF FUND - $125,000
To rebuild the public dock in Man O War Cay, a small island in the Abaco region of the Bahamas.
eagles' wings foundation - $115,000
To restore the Library/Computer Lab/Command Center in Coopers Town, a village in the Abaco region of the Bahamas. The center also serves as a temporary school.
green turtle cay foundation - $100,000
To repair the water system in Green Turtle Cay, a barrier island off mainland Great Abaco.
treasure cay recovery project - $88,000
To reconstruct and rehabilitate the community center in Treasure Cay, a parcel of land connected to Great Abaco island.
We will provide regular updates on the projects listed above and continue working with our Bahamas Recovery Fund Committee to provide long-term aid to the Bahamas.
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in the news
10/21 - United Way panel begins allotting Dorian recovery funds
12/10 - Town of Palm Beach United Way, Community Foundation provide $342,000 to rebuild homes in the Bahamas
12/22 - PB United Way sends $303,000 to aid communities in the Bahamas
12/29 - Editorial: Kudos to United Way for Bahamas relief efforts
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