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How You Can Help Bahamian Victims of Hurricane Dorian (Updated October 14/19)

In early September 2019, Hurricane Dorian swept through the northern Bahamas, devastating thousands of Bahamians in Abaco and Grand Bahama. Hundreds of people have been killed. Many who survived have been left with nothing but the clothing they had on. And since hurricane insurance is prohibitively expensive, most didn’t have it.

Bahamians affected by Hurricane Dorian will need all the help we can give them — not just today, but for months and maybe years to come.

Here are some of the many ways to help:

And Now, We Wait…

Green Turtle Cay waits as Hurricane Dorian approaches (Photo: Denise McIntosh)

I’ve been in touch with a number of folks on Green Turtle Cay, Elbow Cay and the Abaco mainland today, and all report that they are as prepared as they can be for Hurricane Dorian.

Like most Abaco establishments, GTC’s McIntosh Restaurant and Bakery, is closed and shuttered. (Photo: Denise McIntosh)

Homes and businesses are boarded up, vehicles and boats are secured. Now, all anyone can do is wait.

Recognize Any of These Marsh Harbour Folks?

Recently, I came across this picture while going through some old photographs from the Albury branch of my family tree. Thanks to my late cousin, Jack Albury, we know the photo was taken in Marsh Harbour and the subjects were part of a church group. My best guess is that it was taken during the 1920s.

Jack confirmed that #8 was Minnie Albury Collins, and another of our cousins, Phillip Sawyer, identified #4 as Florena Albury Sawyer (his mother) and provided first names for all of the other folks in the photo.

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