If you've been following the news lately, you are well aware of the devastation caused in the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian. This disaster is hitting home with us here at Alchemy-Spetec, as one of our board members has friends in the Treasure Cay area who have been adversely affected. We would like to use today's blog post as an opportunity to provide information on how to donate to relief efforts for the Bahamas.
Here are a few options to choose from:
Treasure Cay Community Foundation
The Treasure Cay Community Foundation is an established US 501(C)(3) charitable organization and is approved to accept donations that are deductible for US taxpayers. Donations sent directly to TCCF are not subject to any collection fees, so more money goes directly to the relief effort.
Treasure Cay Emergency Services (TCESO) will be distributing relief supplies. The initial efforts will be humanitarian relief only, e.g. medical, food, water, shelter. The focus will be getting relief to Treasure Cay and surrounding communities where many of those who work in TC live.
There is no online option for donations. To Donate:
- Make your check out to TCCF and write “hurricane Dorian relief” in the Memo section.
- Mail it to Tom Wheeler, PO Box 305, Mentor, OH 44060.
(Funds received will be acknowledged by email and deposited in TCCF’s account at PNC bank. A donation acknowledgement and receipt will come from TCCF via letter.)
The official website of the Bahamas Islands also has a variety of donation options listed on this page. This link was recommended to us via the Embassy of the Bahamas of the United States.
American Red Cross
You are most likely already familiar with this organization. From their mission statement: "The American Red Cross prevents and alleviates human suffering in the face of emergencies by mobilizing the power of volunteers and the generosity of donors."
Click here to donate via the Red Cross.