Posted by William Inniss on Oct 28, 2019

Globus Medical Aides Relief Efforts

Globus Medical, a leading global musculoskeletal solutions company, is driven to improve lives, but this passion goes beyond just their patients. 
Last year, Globus Medical hosted their annual sales meeting at Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas. The company had an enjoyable time and plans have begun for their return in 2020. After hearing of the damage caused by Hurricane Dorian, Globus Medical decided to give back and help the impacted islands. They chose to forgo their event attendee gift and instead donate this money to a great cause - helping the Bahamians recover from the hurricane. The hope is this donation blesses many and gives promise for a restored Bahamian future.

SOUNDWAVES Event Raises USD$22,000. $15,000 goes to Dorian Relief

When entering the grounds of the Bahamas National Trust’s Retreat Gardens on Village Road on October 5th it was impossible not to feel the energy surrounding the SoundWaves Festival for Hurricane Dorian Relief. The event successfully captured the full fledged festival atmosphere like nothing The Bahamas has experienced before, whilst raising more than $22,000 total, and giving $15,000 for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.

The Rotary Club of Homosassa Springs in D6950 raised $5000 for Dorian Relief

The Rotary Club of St Thomas East FUNdraises for Bahamas Recovery

Report on This Week’s Progress in The Bahamas

During the last week, your collective work has enabled us to:
● Continue to receive donations across our multiple local and international funding channels.
● Continue pumping water daily at the Rotary Water Plant in Grand Bahama for distribution across the island. 
● Make provisions to increase pumping capacity through an additional system and needed facility repairs. 
● Receive donated shoes and slippers from Mall at Marathon.
● Confirm access to 4 containers of various goods at Coca Cola Head Office.
● Continue to support the Hurricane Dorian Relief Initiative (partnership with New Providence Community Church and others) with supplies collection, sorting, and distribution.
We have seen individual efforts from Clubs that include:

Rotary Club of East Nassau:

● Raising over $15,000 for the Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund through partnership with the Bahamas National Trust in hosting “SoundWaves”.
● Providing and delivering supplies (water, diapers, female sanitary items, baby wipes, soap, juices) requested by the Rotaract Club of South East Nassau Centennial to the Bahamas Academy Gymnasium Shelter. 

Rotary Club of Eleuthera:

● Working alongside the Rotary Club of Old Fort and the Bahamas Rotary Clubs Supplies Network to:
o Receive and begin the distribution of 18 pallets of requested supplies and mattresses to the 350 evacuees across Eleuthera.
o Receive food items specifically for families housing evacuees in Harbour Island.
o Receive school lunch items specifically for displaced students in Harbour Island.
● Continuing to support evacuees with accommodations, food, water, and school supplies. 
● Coordinating job opportunities for evacuees in Eleuthera alongside Rotary Club of Old Fort.

Rotary Club of Nassau Sunrise:

● Continuing to support the Pilgrim Baptist Church Shelter, plus the evacuees being housed by IPP Leroy by delivering needed supplies sourced from the Bahamas Rotary Clubs Supplies Network. Supplies included laundry and cleaning supplies, rubbing alcohol and peroxide, drinking water, and snacks.

Rotary Club of Old Fort:

● Continuing to support the Kendal G.L. Isaacs Gymnasium shelter.
● Facilitating the shipment of requested supplies and food items from the Bahamas Rotary Clubs Supplies Network to the Rotary Club of Eleuthera.
● Coordinating job opportunities for evacuees in Eleuthera alongside Rotary Club of Eleuthera.
Rotaract Club of South East Nassau Centennial: 
● Facilitating the delivery of requested supplies (water, diapers, female sanitary items, baby wipes, soap, juices) provided by the Rotary Club of East Nassau to the Bahamas Academy Gymnasium Shelter. 

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