South Florida companies are helping deliver relief to the Bahamas after Hurricane Joaquin.
Among the efforts:
▪ Import Islands Co. is working with Cargo Charter Operations in South Florida to deliver anything donated at their warehouses. Donations are accepted Monday-Friday at Island Freight Forwarders, 1810 NW 51st Place, Suite 40A, Fort Lauderdale. Contact them at 954-235-7318 or 954-681-4481 in Fort Lauderdale or 356-6733 in Nassau.
▪ Food For The Poor and the South Florida Rick Case Automotive Group will collect canned foods for Bahamas relief. They’re asking for canned goods like meats, fish and milk, which can be dropped off at 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek. Drop-off hours are weekdays between 9 a.m. and noon, and 1 to 4:30 p.m. Online donations at www.foodforthepoor.org/bahamasrelief.
Rick Case drop-off points from now until Oct. 18 are:
Rick Case Honda, 15700 Rick Case Honda Way, Davie, FL 33331
Rick Case Honda Powerhouse, 15712 SW 41st St., Davie, FL 33331
Rick Case Hyundai, 3550 Weston Road, Davie, FL 33331
Rick Case Hyundai, 925 N. State Road 7, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317
Rick Case Acura, 875 N. State Road 7, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33317
Rick Case Alfa Romeo Fiat, 3500 Weston Road, Davie, FL 33331
Rick Case Volkswagen, 3520 Weston Road, Davie, FL 33331
Rick Case Kia, 14500 W. Sunrise Blvd., Sunrise, FL 33323
Canned goods can also be dropped off at Women Supporting Women at 1875 N. Corporate Lakes Blvd., Weston, FL 33326.
▪ A Long Island, Nassau, man began an indiegogo campaign to personally fund reconstruction and aid efforts for his island. The campaign has raised more than $4,000 so far of its $100,000 goal. “Every bit of money down to the last penny will fund the needs of the people and community of Long Island,” he wrote in the description. Chuck Fox said he’s looking for “food, clothing, water, building materials and so much more.” “I created this fund because I love my island and have a passion to help in any way I can,” Fox wrote. “When the campaign is over I will personally purchase necessary supplies, food, water and more and ship them to Long Island from Nassau myself and ensure they are fairly distributed throughout the island.”
▪ Trans Island Airways is also collecting donations through crowdfunding. According to the description, volunteer aircrafts have already delivered “over 125,000 lbs. of water, food, medical supplies and more.” This crowdfund effort pays for their fuel.
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