Posted by William Inniss on Oct 19, 2019

Lyford Cay School Interact Club Raises Funds

The Lyford Cay International School Interact Club donated $1,465 raised through a school fundraiser. The entire school community had the opportunity to dress in Bahamian colours to recognize families affected by Hurricane Dorian. Participants donated funds to the relief effort. Members of the Interact Club also assisted with coordinating the Vision Board Party at the Ranfurly Home. The funds were donated to RC Old Fort.

Report on This Week’s Progress in The Bahamas

Rotary Club of Eleuthera:

  • Continued to support evacuees with accommodations, food, water, and school supplies.
  • Helped evacuees to settle into more permanent housing and jobs.
  • Enacted the Bahamas Rotary Clubs Supplies Network to begin receiving various food supplies, housewares, and hygienic items for the more than 350 evacuees across Eleuthera.

Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise:

  • Continued to support the Pilgrim Baptist Church Shelter, plus the evacuees being housed by IPP Leroy by compiling updated needs listing and working with Rotary Clubs Supplies Network to secure items for delivery.

Rotary and Rotaract Clubs of East Nassau:

  • Partnered with the Bahamas National Trust to host ‘Sound Waves’ with part proceeds benefiting the Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund. ‘SoundWaves’ is an all-encompassing festival that includes music, art, poetry, food and 14 different musical acts on two stages. It was the first of its kind in the Bahamas.

Rotary Club of Old Fort:

  • Continued to support the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium Shelter by delivering needed supplies.
  • Finalized the opening of two new collection and distribution sites (Airport Industrial Park and Old Fort Shopping Center) in partnership with the Hurricane Dorian Relief Initiative group led by New Providence Community Church (NPCC).
  • Worked with Rotary Club of Eleuthera to get needed supplies available in the Rotary Clubs Supplies Network readied for shipment.
  • Received donation from RMS Insurance Agents & Brokers for the Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund.
  • Hosted Vision Board Party and Fun Day for 60 displaced children at the Ranfurly Home for Children. The club collaborated with Hadassah's Helping Hands and other community partners to help coordinate a Vision Board Party for children at the Ranfurly Home. Some children at the Home have been displaced by Hurricane Dorian, but enjoyed participating in the inspiring activity. After learning what could be included on the board, the children used their creative skills to share their dreams and aspirations.

Ways to Contribute

For Wire Transfer directly to the islands go to Bahamas Rotary Disaster Committee  
Important Note: please be sure to advise in advance, the following details of funds being remitted to the Bahamas:
For crypto currency donations sent weekly directly to the Bahamas, payment may be made online at Delchain Limited
To qualify for Gift Aid, donate to Rotary’s Disaster Recovery Trust for Caribbean Hurricane Dorian
For a 501c3 US Tax Exempt donation use any of the following
PayPal D7020 through Disaster Network Assistance
PayPal D6990 through District 6990 in Florida
GoFundMe for Rotary 7020 Dorian Relief
Rotary District 7680 DAF No. 574  at Rotary International (check, credit card, wire, stock transfer options)
Important Note: When donating via RI to this DAF, please ensure you indicate the
DAF number 574 and that the funds are directed to The Bahamas