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Town of Palm Beach News Release

Posted on: September 4, 2019

Town Partners with Town of Palm Beach United Way for Hurricane Relief for the Bahamas

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The Town of Palm and the Town of Palm Beach United Way have collaborated to establish a Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund to assist with long-term recovery efforts in the Bahamas.

Hurricane Dorian, a devastating Category 5 storm, battered the Bahamas for days, causing catastrophic damage and unfortunate loss of life along the island chain. The effects of this storm’s destruction will last for years, but the Town of Palm Beach and the Town of Palm Beach United Way are committed to providing support that will make a lasting impact in the months and years ahead in the Bahamas.

“Our hearts break for our Bahamian brothers and sisters who have lost everything, including their precious loved ones. Our community hurts for our Bahamian neighbors but we are committed to doing our part in what will surely be a global humanitarian relief effort. Palm Beachers have always opened their generous pocket books in times of crisis and I know this will not be an exception. I encourage residents who want to donate needed supplies to do so through the many agencies that are equipped to accept goods, but to also contribute generously to the long-term efforts with a monetary gift,” said Mayor Gail Coniglio. Every single dollar donated will be used for this relief effort, targeting specific recovery needs throughout the Bahamas.

Because of widespread damage to ports of entry, roads, warehouse facilities and communications, our relief effort is completely focused on collecting monetary contributions rather than donated items to ensure long-term recovery efforts are well supported. “Long-term recovery efforts bring the entire community together to provide solutions to a variety of complex needs such as medical care, housing and food distribution,” said Board Chairman Mary Freitas.

To donate to the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund visit www.palmbeachunitedway.org/hurricane-relief. Your donations are tax deductible and 100% will go directly to relief efforts in the Bahamas. For more information call 561-655-1919.

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