SITREP #37

Treasure Cay Relief

SITREP #37
November 4, 2019
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Lights On In Cooperstown: Some lights and power have been restored in Cooperstown over the weekend. Two temporary generators – one in Cooperstown and one in Cedar Harbour – are providing this temporary relief. The regular power plant is not yet operational, but this is a great step forward in the right direction!

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Second School Bus: Last week we published a story about a group of volunteers delivering two school buses loaded with supplies to Abaco. This week, the second bus is on the way! It’s making its way down the coast, so if you’re along the I95 corridor and have items you would like to donate, please let us know by emailing us at hello@treasurecayinfo.com.

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Hats On For Abaco: Thank you for your support! The hats have been a great success and are being shipped out by our volunteers on a daily basis. This effort is intended to raise funds to help continue the work that NARI is doing for Bahamian homes and businesses. The goal is to sell over 1 million hats. So far, the effort is off to a great start, but we’ve got a long way to go. If you haven’t ordered your hat yet, head on over to www.treasurecaycommunity.com/shop and get yours today! We have volunteers standing by to ship them out.

Amazon Wishlist: The Amazon Wishlist is still alive and active. At this time, food is in large demand in Treasure Cay and other affected areas. We have placed many requested food items on the Wishlist and hope to have some of those items purchased very soon.

If you cannot contribute directly yourself, maybe you know someone who can? Or, if you belong to a school group, church group, civic organization, or something similar, perhaps you would be interested in hosting a fundraiser to purchase some of the larger dollar items? We would appreciate the help and know that those on the ground in Treasure Cay would appreciate the support.

Items get shipped directly to our volunteer where coordination of getting the supplies on a boat or a flight to TC occurs on a regular basis. If you can help, please visit the Wishlist at https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/dl/ls/1JJY7PQ1UZVFU?ref_=pe_2567880_289637080_wl_cl_ll_vl.

New Facebook Page: In an effort to further open communications to those outside of Treasure Cay, we have started a new, public Facebook page. This page will continue to be a place where we post updates to what’s happening in Treasure Cay, but as work with the North Abaco Rebuilding Initiative (NARI) progresses, we will need a space to share more about that information. This new, open page will also help provide a more public platform for fundraising efforts as they progress to help continue funding NARI. Please, like and share the page as much as possible. You can find it at www.facebook.com/TreasureCayCommunity.

Donation Information:
Many have asked for ways to donate to rescue, relief, and recovery efforts for Treasure Cay. The Treasure Cay Community Foundation (TCCF) has an online effort running. Those who wish to give can visit www.treasurecaycommunity.com/donate-1 in order to donate. Instructions on donating by check and how to wire donations are included on the website at www.treasurecaycommunity.com/donate-1.
 
The Treasure Cay Community Foundation (TCCF) has established a donor-advised fund through Canada Gives to facilitate Canadians who wish to support the humanitarian relief effort in this region.  For more information and to donate, please visit https://tccfcanada.ca/. (Source: David Lloyd)
 
Abaco Insurance Claims:
A letter from Abaco Insurance can be found at https://www.treasurecaycommunity.com/press explaining the current claims process and how to file a claim.
 
Important Websites:
Dorian People Search - https://dorianpeoplesearch.com/
Bahamas NEMA - https://www.bahamas.gov.bs/nema
US Embassy in the Bahamas - https://bs.usembassy.gov/
US Coast Guard - https://www.uscg.mil/
 
Important Utility Contacts:

Water and sewage - wcinfo@wsc.com.bs

Bahamas electricity - utilities@bahamaselectricity.com

Cable - info@cablebahamas.

Important Hashtags to Follow:
#dorian #hurricanedorian #treasurecay #abacos #abacostrong #bahamas #bahamasstrong #hurricanerelief #dorianrelief

NOTE: Information in these situational reports have been obtained from various sources, especially on the ground and through media. We have done our best to vet and confirm these reports, but as is the case in any massive natural disaster, it is difficult to confirm everything to be 100% accurate. If we make an error, we will work to correct it as soon as accurately possible. We will list sources as they are available. If you feel something has been reported in error, please email us at hello@treasurecayinfo.com.

Matt Kennicott