Since the launch of our Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery Fund immediately following the 2019 storm, your generosity has made an incredible difference. Collectively, you and more than 15,000 other people and companies came together to raise $3.5 million over the past three and a half years in support of local, vetted nonprofits in the Bahamas.
One of the most powerful Atlantic hurricanes on record, Hurricane Dorian left tens of thousands of people without safe and reliable shelter, destroyed livelihoods, and caused billions of dollars in damages. Tragically, Hurricane Dorian was just one on a long list of devastating hurricanes to strike the Caribbean recently as the climate crisis drives more extreme and more frequent weather events. In addition, communities affected by the storm had little time to begin the recovery process before the COVID-19 pandemic began.
You have shown that you will stand by communities and fuel immediate relief, long-term recovery, and resilience in the Bahamas. Thank you.
After more than three years of continued support to our nonprofit partner community based in and working in the Bahamas, GlobalGiving is now closing our Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery Fund. As we close this fund, I’d like to share three incredible highlights that are a direct result of your gift:
Though we are closing this fund, our nonprofit partners in the Bahamas remain hard at work. They will need your support and solidarity to continue the long journey to full recovery.
You can stay connected with our work through Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and our Learn Library, where we regularly share stories about the incredible impact of the powerful GlobalGiving community. If you haven’t already, subscribe to get periodic email updates from our team here.
From everyone at GlobalGiving, thank you. Your generosity has powered community-led disaster recovery in the Bahamas.
With immense gratitude,
Kyra + GlobalGiving Team
We can’t say it enough—thank you for your donation to the Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery Fund!
We are grateful for your continued support of the Bahamian people during this incredibly long and difficult recovery period. And we are excited to update you on how your donation continues to make a difference.
Most recently, your donation helped deliver crucial mental health, anti-violence, and psychosocial support to hurricane survivors. This included grants to:
Your support of the GlobalGiving Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery Fund is advancing community-led responses. It is also ensuring critical resources arrive in these islands, which helps communities survive now and build their resilience for the future.
Kyra + the GlobalGiving Team
This May, the Abaco Strong team received its first grant from the Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery Fund. The grant supported community-led efforts to repair and rebuild safe homes in Treasure Cay. Executive Director Martha Fleury’s enthusiasm for her community’s recovery and GlobalGiving’s partnership inspired her to post an additional project, “Bring Youth Baseball back to Abaco,” on behalf of the grassroots Abaco Youth Baseball league.
The Youth Baseball project was well underway in 2019, but the devastating impacts of Hurricane Dorian interrupted their progress. Despite the obstacles, the spirits of the coaches and parents were not dampened—neither was the spirit of generosity of fans. Within six weeks, donors from around the world surpassed the $25,000 fundraising goal and donated baseball equipment through an Amazon Wish List!
“Having spent years as a visitor and part-time resident, I realize the devastating effects Dorian has had, and how sports can help bring a community together.”— Anonymous Donor
In the wake of disasters, communities turn to sports as an outlet of hope and togetherness. GlobalGiving is proud to support organizations like Abaco Strong who continue to make a meaningful impact in their communities.
That sounds like a grand slam to us!
Donna + the GlobalGiving Team
The twin challenges of Hurricane Dorian recovery and COVID-19 on an island nation are daunting. But longtime GlobalGiving partner Lend A Hand Bahamas rose to the challenge. See how they’ve kept up with the ever-changing challenges of the past year:
“In the last 18 months, more members of our community have come to count on Lend a Hand as a trusted resource, Mitsy Burrows, Executive Director of Lend A Hand Bahamas, said. “We are optimistic about the future and our opportunity to expand our programs with the help of our donors.”
This is only one example of how your donation had made a real difference for people like The Bahamas. Thank you for making this work possible.
But despite the amazing success of our partners like Lend a Hand, there is still much work to be done. By signing up for a monthly donation to the Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery Fund or supporting one of our Bahamian partners, you can help us continue supporting recovery efforts that last.
Donna Callejon + the GlobalGiving Team
The past 15 months have been rough for the folks on Abaco Island in the Bahamas. When I traveled there in January, new signs of life were emerging—rebuilt homes, new job prospects, and reinvigorated farmers tending to their businesses. Then COVID-19 forced a nationwide shutdown, exacerbating the challenges of daily life, much less rebuilding.
Throughout these challenging times, however, both local and international organizations have worked to make good on their commitments to the people and natural habitat of Abaco and its marine communities. As in most parts of the world, outdoor work is safer than indoor, and thanks to your generosity we have recently made grants from the Hurricane Dorian Relief and Recovery Fund to three unique organizations:
Our partners are amazing!
Thank you for generously supporting community-led relief efforts that assist these incredible projects and countless other partners in The Bahamas and beyond. In the upcoming months, we'll continue reporting on how your donations are providing continued investment in the rebuilding of livelihoods in The Bahamas.
Donna & the GlobalGiving Team
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When a disaster strikes, recovery efforts led by people who live and work in affected communities are often overlooked and underfunded. GlobalGiving is changing this reality. Since 2004, we've been shifting decision-making power to crises-affected communities through trust-based grantmaking and support.
We make it easy, quick, and safe to support people on the ground who understand needs in their communities better than anyone else.
They were there long before the news cameras arrived, and they’ll be there long after the cameras leave. They know how to make their communities more resilient to future disasters, and they’re already hard at work. GlobalGiving puts donations and grants directly into their hands. Because the status quo—which gives the vast majority of funding to a few large organizations—doesn’t make sense.
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