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Suretrader Pledges to Match Donations for Hurricane Dorian Relief

On September 1st, powerful superstorm hurricane Dorian made terrifying landfall in The Bahamas. The monster storm struck two islands in the northern Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane and stalled over the Abaco Island and Cays and Grand Bahama Island for two days. The destructive winds, torrential rains and relentless flooding have claimed lives and destroyed more than 13,000 houses; up to 60 percent of homes in areas of the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama have been decimated. Many residents have still not been seen or heard from since Sunday.

Hurricane Dorian was the strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in the northern Bahamas with winds that were estimated to be up to 185 mph and gusts over 225 mph.

Many concerned clients have reached out and asked how they could help residents of The Bahamas in the rescue, recovery and rebuilding efforts, and we would like to share the options and ways in which you can assist.

 

First and foremost, we would like to inform you about The Bahamas Hurricane Restoration Fund (BHRF).

BHRF is a humanitarian aid and relief entity established by friends of The Bahamas in 2015 to help rebuild shelters in the southern Bahama islands in the wake of Hurricane Joaquin. It is recognized by the U.S. Internal Revenue Services as a Section 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt charitable organization.

If you are willing and able to make a donation, please find the fund’s address along with wire instructions below. Relief supplies donated and purchased qualify for tax and fee exemptions in The Bahamas. Monetary donations are tax-deductible for U.S. taxpayers.

 

Bahamas Hurricane Restoration Fund

 

1629 K St NW STE 300
Washington DC 20006-1631
Bank of America
SWIFT: BOFAUS3N
Routing Number:      026009593 (wires)
                                     021000322 (paper and electronic)

Account Number:     483066581180

 

At SureTrader we are committed to doing our part in assisting the Bahamian residents that are in dire need of support, and to give help to restore the islands that have been so severely impacted by Hurricane Dorian. We have pledged to match our client’s donation to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts up to $25,000.

 

If you have made a donation, please share this information with us via email at [email protected] and/or on social media and we will continue to fulfill our pledge.

 

Other Ways You Can Help

The country’s Prime Minister, Dr. Hubert Minnis said people wishing to help can donate to the Salvation Army, which works closely with the government’s National Emergency Management Agency. Also, we encourage you to visit http://www.doriansupport.org to find the latest list of emergency contacts, donation options and projects related to relief efforts for Hurricane Dorian. On this website, you’ll find contacts for various organizations focused on food, water, housing, relief, education, and transportation.


We encourage you all to please feel free to share this message with people who are willing to help with relief efforts. Together, we can help The Bahamas rebuild these islands better than before. 

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