Today was a tough day for The Bahamas. We need to start thinking about what we can do to help. We got lucky in Bimini.
As soon as the weather is OK, Gone Astray will be going to Florida to load up with supplies to take to Freeport.
We are not a big company with donors and sponsors, we need to find out what our people need. As you may know, most of our past and present crew members hail from Grand Bahama - Robin, Jamie, Kevion, Andre, Little Bill ... Kevion’s mother and Robin’s mother are in a shelter. We need practical things. We need supplies that will help right now. Let's do what we can.
We will also use the money donated in this space to buy supplies for people we know - the family of our crew - specifically The Ferguson Family (Robin, Jamie and Little Bill's family) and The Knowles Family (Kevion's family) and the people of Grand Bahama. We will be working directly with Agape House Ministries in Freeport to assist with storage and distribution.
For those able to donate goods, here is a list of Duty Free and VAT Free allowables:
Building Supplies (roofing materials, shingles, tar paper, drip caps, nails, plywood, lumber, etc.) Plastic Sheeting Rolls/Tarpaulin (various sizes) Sheet Rock Water Water Filtration Devices Canned Goods Meals Ready to Eat (MRE's) Hygiene Kits First Aid Kits Wet Wipes Large Plastic Trash Bags Mosquito Repellent Bleach Chlorine Tablets Non-perishable Dry Goods Clean-up Supplies (mop, bucket, towels & towlettes) Gloves Blankets Water Containers Chain Saws Generators Portable Stoves Butane Canisters Mattresses (single or double) Air Mattresses Pillows Sheet Sets Household Cleaning Kits Pampers Baby Wipes Baby Juice Baby Food Baby Formula Cereal Lysol Disinfectant Flashlights
Supplies can be mailed to and/or dropped off at:
1000 SW 32nd Street Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Gepetto "Petto" Rolles is in Florida now and will be coordinating all drop-offs at this location. He can be reached via WhatsApp at (242) 473-3482 or via US Cell (954) 309-7976.
After the Bimini Blue is repaired (now in Florida), it will also go to Freeport loaded with supplies and ready to clear.
Weather provided, we are hoping to make our first crossing with supplies on Thursday, September 12th. We will clear Bahamian Customs in Bimini and then head to West End, final destination Freeport, Grand Bahama. We will be working directly with Agape House Ministries in Freeport to assist with storage and distribution.
Our hearts are heavy. May God bless The Bahamas. Pressing onward ...