Hurricane Dorian has recently damaged the island of Grand Bahama to a point where infrastructure, health, and safety are all grave concerns for the local population.
In McLean's town, at the south end of the island only two homes are still standing. No lines of communication to date, and folks that were evacuated are coming back to ruins.
In addition to the humanitarian crisis, there is a significant environmental crisis unfolding as well. BP has announced a “massive oil breach at Burmah Oil Terminal following the passage of Hurricane Dorian has occurred. Right now STATOIL has a major leak after lids blew off tanks in the 185mph winds that engulfed Grand Bahama island and lasted for some three long days.”*
We are creating this goFundMe in response to the many requests that we have received to help a very special family, the Pinder family, on Grand Bahama Island. This family has a long history in supporting the community and a multi-generational history of environmental stewardship through the fly fishing industry.
About the Pinder Family
The Pinder family operates GrandBahamas Bonefishing (www.grandbahamasbonefishing.com) and are known as some of the best bonefishing guides in the business. Many fisherman have had the pleasure of spending time with the Pinders searching for the elusive bonefish. They fish with minimal environmental impact and know every inch of the 10 square miles of the Grand Bahama flats. They are extraordinary examples of individuals who work with passion; care for the earth; and love their community.
About the goFundMe creators & process:
Mosby Vogler is a life-long friend and supporter of the Pinder brothers. When he first met them almost 35 years ago, he knew that these gentlemen were special. They are kind, honest, resilient, resourceful, and responsible. They are dedicated to their community and to the environment.
Mosby understands there are many ways to send charitable contributions for the hurricane relief to the Bahamas and want folks to understand that this money will go directly toward the Pinders and we believe they will use it to help their community and ensure the sport of bonefishing continues.
If you have been lucky enough to spend time fishing with this incredible family then it should be easy to donate, knowing that the money will go towards an important cause and recovery efforts.
Mosby has been and will continue to be in touch with Jeffery as this journey unfolds. and will wire 100% of the money to Jeffery Pinder as the goFundme campaign continues on.
Thank you for your prayers, calls, and emails.
We will update this page with photos from the island and any status updates from the Pinder brothers.
*There is adult language in this video*
More pictures of the Pinder Brothers