One Eleuthera friends and supporters –
We are saddened by the widespread devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in Abaco and Grand Bahama. Our thoughts and prayers are with our sisters and brothers.
The true depth of the devastation in Abaco and Grand Bahama is still unfolding. Persons are being evacuated to Eleuthera by land and sea from Abaco. While some will remain in Eleuthera, or travel to Nassau or else where to stay with family or friends, there are still others who have nowhere to go. OEF is working with its partners to identify short and medium term housing facilities and provide them with counseling and schooling support and supplies needed to comfortably house evacuees. Organizations like Bahamas Methodist Habitat have already made their facilities available to serve as shortterm housing. Priority will be given to vulnerable persons such as single mothers and children.
As current facilities being used to house evacuees are only short term, OEF is working with its partners to identify and upgrade long-term accommodations for evacuees from the islands affected by Hurricane Dorian. Where appropriate we will include evacuees in the setting up and repairs and provide minimum compensation for them. These upgrades may include basic to extensive building repairs, furniture, etc.
OEF-US exists to support the mission of One Eleuthera Foundation and our partners including South Eleuthera Emergency Partners (SEEP), Centre for Training and Innovation (CTI), South Eleuthera Mission (SEM), Cancer Society of Eleuthera (CSE), the Harbour Island Green School (HIGS) and others, all of whom are currently mobilizing resources to assist with the relief and recovery efforts in Abaco and Grand Bahama. We will be guided by NEMA in these efforts.
We will keep you updated as things evolve.
Rev. Lane Glaze
One Eleuthera Foundation of the U.S.