Treasure Cay Relief
October 2, 2019
Boats and Vehicles: While clean-up is underway, many boats and vehicles are still needed at this time. Vehicles are being used to transport people and aid from TCB into Treasure Cay, move aid out to other communities, and other important tasks. Boats are needed to help provide clean-up of the harbor as well as security at night. If you’ve already loaned, thank you for your generous contribution. If you have a boat or a vehicle that you think is in reasonably good shape to loan, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Amazon Wishlist: We recently set-up an Amazon Wishlist with items that have been requested by those on the ground in Treasure Cay. The response has been overwhelming so far! New items are being added on a daily basis, so please check the list often if you can. These items get shipped directly to our volunteer Mo’s house (as seen in the photo) 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.
Housing Needs: First, thank you for answering the call to house Third Wave NGO volunteers. Because of your generosity, they are now in a safe, secure home in Treasure Cay. We are still in need of useable shelter/housing for volunteers who are on the ground providing relief. If you or someone you know can help, please email us at email@example.com.
People-To-People: Earlier today we launched a new initiative to help connect people who need help to those who can provide help. So far, the response has been impressive. We have had offers of housing, volunteering on the ground, and even an aircraft to help continue providing assistance. We’ve also had a couple of folks reach out seeking assistance. In order to make this a success, we need your help.
Please visit www.treasurecaycommunity.com/people-to-people to let us know how you can help today. If you know of those who need help, please send them over to the website so they can plug in their information. As you can see, any assistance provided, big or small, is still very much needed.
New Documents: Yesterday, Minister of Immigration Elsworth Johnson announced that government documents will be reissued at no cost to those who lost everything in Hurricane Dorian. He did issue a warning, though, that anyone who was previously undocumented and now tries to obtain documents will be detained and charged. This announcement comes on the heels of a statement announcing the temporary suspension of immigration enforcement has ended.
The minister issued another warning to those who employ undocumented immigrants. He reminded those who employ or “harbor unregulated individuals” that they may face a fine or a prison sentence. He reminded employers that work permits are non-transferable and that those with previous permits may have to go back to immigration authorities in order to renew their work permits. You can read more at https://ewnews.com/immigration-minister-documents-to-be-replaced-at-no-cost.
Operation 300 Haitian Assistance: News 12 out of West Palm yesterday featured one of the NGOs working hard in the Treasure Cay area. The work of Operation 300 in helping the impacted Haitian communities destroyed by the hurricane was the focus of their story. The crews are working in Sand Banks, providing clean up, relief supplies, and other assistance as needed. You can view the entire story at https://cbs12.com/news/local/operation-300-volunteers-focuses-attention-on-destroyed-haitian-community-in-abaco-islands.
Saving Lives: Dr. Tamika Rolle-Fynes, who is a resident of Treasure Cay, took shelter in the Corbett Clinic during Hurricane Dorian. It’s a good thing she was there, too. Less than an hour after she arrived to shelter at the clinic, she was asked to assist and treat people who needed medical assistance. From that point on she stayed busy, treating everything from small wounds to an amputation. She tells of her experiences in a recent piece from the Nassau Guardian, which can be read at https://thenassauguardian.com/2019/09/30/doctor-tells-of-race-to-save-lives-in-abaco-during-dorian/.
Many have asked for ways to donate to rescue, relief, and recovery efforts for Treasure Cay. The Treasure Cay Community Foundation (TCCF) has a GoFundMe effort running. Those who wish to give can visit https://www.gofundme.com/f/dorian-relief-effort-bahamas-abaco-islands 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.
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 Social Media Accounts:
US Embassy in the Bahamas
US Coast Guard
Hurricane Dorian Relief for Treasure Cay, Abaco
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.