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$58K Raised For Andros Relief

Androsians affected by Hurricane Matthew may be receiving some much needed relief thanks to a local resort.

Post hurricane, Kamalame Cay initiated a drive under the name “Kamalame Cares” launching a go fund me web page with the goal of raising funds to assist communities across Andros.

With the quick support of funds and labour from Nassau-based broker dealership Swiss America Securities and other sponsors via the go fund me page, the drive has already raised $58,000.

Andros has been declared amongst the hardest hit islands by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) with many settlements running low on food supplies, dozens of homes destroyed, and many more persons displaced.

After seeing the loss and damage first hand, Kamalame Cay Directors Michael King and David Hew, assisted by Swiss America Securities Deputy Director Justin Ritchie, decided to lead an effort to aid recovery.

The Kamalame Cares Go Fund Me page seeks to collect $100,000 in relief aid to buy essentials such as food, water, clothing, fuel, bedding, medical and cleaning supplies for those affected by the storm in Andros.

Mr. King said he hopes drives like this encourage others to step up to the plate.

“We are very pleased with the response we have received so far from people all over the world and for the generosity of corporate donors like Swiss America Securities,” he said.

“It is corporate leadership like this that makes a difference and we hope this will encourage others to help the people of Andros – every donation makes a difference.”

Mr. King stated that the drive aims to go beyond immediate needs and will work with Andros’ communities to rebuild strategically after the hurricane.



Written by Jones Bahamas

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