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Hurricane Relief

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 collected a total of $689,000 and a committee in charge of reviewing proposals decided to distribute the funds to six organizations.  The funds are being used to rebuild docks, houses, community centers, shelters and water systems in several communities in the Abaco region of the Bahamas.

View the report below to learn more. Click here to download the report.

grant recipients

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. 

hope town united - $90,000

To construct one temporary dock and rebuild three public docks in the Hope Town settlement on Elbow Cay. 

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.

in the news

1/27   - Palm Beach fund distributes final recovery grant after raising nearly $690,000
12/29
 - Editorial: Kudos to United Way for Bahamas relief efforts
12/22 - PB United Way sends $303,000 to aid communities in the Bahamas
12/10 - Town of Palm Beach United Way, Community Foundation provide $342,000 to rebuild homes in the Bahamas
10/21 - United Way panel begins allotting Dorian recovery funds

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