Bolo, one of the three Green Turtle Cay ferries damaged by Hurricane Dorian, is back where she belongs, at the town ferry dock.
Donations can be dropped off at or shipped to:
Abaco Toy Drive c/o Abaco Freight
10130 North Lake Blvd.
West Palm Beach, Florida
Thanks in advance for helping to give children throughout Abaco a wonderful Christmas.
The kind folks at Abaco Freight in West Palm Beach have been gathering toys to be delivered to children throughout Abaco, Bahamas the week before Christmas.
A November 30 toy drive held at Wellington Mall in West Palm was quite successful, but they’re still in need of 150 or so more toys.
Despite having spent 25+ years in Canada, the coldest I think I’ve ever been was one New Year’s weekend on Green Turtle Cay.
There’s something about the combination of cooler temperatures, stiff ocean breezes and humidity that chills you straight through.
Today is Giving Tuesday – a day that encourages people to give, to collaborate and to do good deeds. Which makes it the perfect day to help the thousands of Bahamians who’ve lost their homes and livelihoods to Hurricane Dorian.
Here’s an updated list of organizations who are doing good things for our Bahamian friends and family members displaced or affected by Dorian. Some agencies are matching donations for Giving Tuesday, so your contribution will go even further.
You might assume the images were shot in early September, shortly after Hurricane Dorian. However, they were taken November 24th — nearly three months after the Category 5 devastated the northern Bahamas.
Today, Tom and I have much for which to be grateful.
We’re thankful that so many of our family members and friends survived Hurricane Dorian. Given the harrowing tales of survival we’ve heard, it’s a miracle that so many made it through.
If you’re on Green Turtle Cay today, don’t miss McIntosh Restaurant and Bakery’s Thanksgiving dinner.
A huge THANK YOU to everyone who has sent info for the What’s Open in Abaco list, which is growing daily.
Ok, folks. Here’s the first iteration of my “What’s Open in Abaco” list. It’s amazing the number of Abaco businesses that have reopened in just the past few weeks — and many more are expected back in the weeks and months ahead.
A reminder that our friends and family members on Abaco and the Abaco Cays will need outside help for many months to come. Here’s an updated list of ways you can help them recover and rebuild.
Wish I could attend this meeting. If anyone is going, would you record and post on social media? Thanks.
It’s true that many resorts and vacation rentals in central and north Abaco are temporarily closed due to damages sustained during Hurricane Dorian. But several south Abaco resorts are open and ready to welcome guests.
This video of my cousin, Oswald Hall, will give you a brief glimpse into what our friends and relatives endured in the days following Hurricane Dorian.
The footage was recorded in September, but for many on Abaco and Grand Bahama, the emotions are as raw and the pain just as real nearly three months after the storm.
Ossie’s right when he says that the only way Abaconians are going to get through this experience is to pull together and make it happen. And it’s been incredibly inspiring seeing folks in Abaco do just that.
Of course, their progress to date would not have been possible without the generous outpouring of love and support from countless individuals, relief organizations and foreign and domestic NGOs.
And whereas some regions of Abaco — the cays in particular — are making strides toward rebuilding, greater Marsh Harbour (including Murphy and Dundas Towns) is recovering more slowly. In the past few weeks, several vital businesses have reopened, but Marsh Harbour has a long way to go.
The township of Marsh Harbour and Marsh Harbour Volunteer Fire And Rescue remind donors and potential donors that only the individuals listed below are authorized to collect donations (material or financial) on behalf of MHVFR.
I’ve received numerous reader emails since Hurricane Dorian and by far, the most commonly asked questions are “How can I help Dorian victims?” (which I’ve answered HERE) and “What Abaco businesses are open?”
To keep everyone informed (and to help me keep track, since the list is growing daily!) I’m compiling a master list of open Abaco businesses, which I’ll share over the next few days here on the blog.