Updated 09/05/19 (More Auction Items)
The devastation in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian has been astonishing. The category 5 hurricane reached winds in excess of 200 mph, and made first landfall on Abaco before sitting on Grand Bahama for what felt like an eternity. A number of our friends and guides in Marsh Harbour are still unaccounted for. On the ground, we have Dan Zazworsky, the summer caretaker for The Delphi Club near Crossing Rocks and also the Head of Content for Flylords.
The Delphi Club was spared the worst of the storm, and Abaco Lodge received a direct hit. Storm surges up to 20 feet raged across the island and Marsh Harbour, Hope Town, Green Turtle Cay, and the Mudd are all in catastrophic shape along with other outlying cays. Marsh Harbour Airport is still underwater, and all communication is down in Northern Abaco. Scattered reports project a loss of 13,000 houses and so far there have been 5 confirmed deaths in Abaco. Word from the ground puts the real death toll much higher.
1. Make a donation to families and community around Abaco Lodge
2. Make a donation to Delphi Club Bahamas
Although the Delphi club made it through the storm structurally, many of the guides and employees homes were devastated. Children and guides are missing from this community. We had a chance to shoot with the Delphi Club a few weeks ago and were touched by the welcoming guides and community while we were there.
3. Donate to Austin Serving Abaco
Austin Serving Abaco, ASA, is a registered 501 (c) 3 founded to assist Haitian immigrants and native Bahamians in need, with a focus on helping children receive an education, assisting them in meeting their basic needs, and creating an atmosphere of hope and encouragement. We invite you to make a difference in the lives of these children!
4. Donate to Bahamas Red Cross
One of the key ways the Bahamas Red Cross continues to carry out our work is with the help of you, our supporters, and the donations you make.
If you wish to make a donation, you can do so using the secure form below. Any amount, even a few dollars, can go a long way to providing relief for those who need it most.
5. Buy a Hurricane Relief shirt from Vineyard Vines.
In an effort to build awareness and support relief efforts, we’re donating 100% of the proceeds from every Bahamas Dorian Relief T-Shirt to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts. By buying and wearing this limited-edition shirt, you will personally drive awareness and make a difference.
6. Buy a Bahamas Strong 36in Ruler
We’re donating 100% of sales from these rulers AND matching…so one ruler sale donates $80 towards helping the Bahamas. These limited edition rulers are triple laminate 9mm genuine SeaDek in Bahama Blue/Sunburst Yellow/Midnight Black. Available in Bonefish, Mahi and Hogfish designs. Please note that these rulers are pre-orders and we will ship them as soon as we are able to.
7. Bid on a piece of one of a kind artwork from Cody Richardson
Cody Richardson is auctioning off a few pieces of artwork donating 100% of proceeds back to the communities of Abaco.
8. Bid on an incredible photo from Matt Jones Photography
Matt Jones is auctioning off 3 fantastic photo prints and giving back 100% to the Abaco communities.
9. Purchase a Category 5 Storm shirt from Howler Bros
A portion of the proceeds from the sale of the Category Five Mutation will benefit hurricane relief.
10. BAHAMAS STRONG STICKER from Slacker Tide
Florida based artist is Hurricane Dorian is set to be the most catastrophic storm to hit the Bahamas in recorded history. 100% of proceeds of the sale of this sticker will be donated to https://ewfrelief.org/.
11. Donate 200+ to Yellowdogs Community and Conservation Foundation and receive a limited edition Rep Your Water Hat
Yellow Dog and Rep Your Water are partnering up to offer limited edition Bahamas bonefish hats to every individual that makes a donation of $200 or more to YDCCF’s hurricane relief efforts.
Guides Are Auctioning Trips
1. Spend a Day with JT Van Zandt
2. Spend a day fishing with Blane Chocklett