Our bAhamian Brothers and sisters are in need. . .

***September 17, 2019 UPDATE***

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The outer islands of the Bahamas will likely suffer from shortages of food, clothing, and health resources, along with a lack of communication for some time. Given the difficulty of travel and transportation, along with the magnitude of devastation in many areas, relief efforts are slow and are expected to be slow for some time. For our small part, we have sent satellite phones and solar chargers to create communication points and distribution channels for supplies. Every little bit seems to make a big difference in individual lives. Thank you for your support.


***September 9, 2019 update***

We were able to speak with a member of the Bahamian parliament and long-time friend of our executive director, whose son and grandchildren lost EVERYTHING in Abaco (see picture). Just like after Hurricane Maria in Puerto Rico or other areas in the U.S., communities are coming together to help their fellow man. Many are choosing to or are forced to emigrate to the U.S., others are relying upon the welfare and aid of benevolent contributors like you, the rest are doing what they can to help. The devastation is tremendous and there will be much to do for a long time to come. We have created a distribution channel and will begin funneling and directing necessary aid/supplies in the coming days, in addition to what we've already sent! Thank you for all of your help and prayers!


Fortunately for Puerto Rico, the island was spared the brunt of Hurricane Dorian. While we still have a long way to go to recover from storm damage, our brethren in the Bahamas were hit harder than almost any hurricane in modern history. Much like in the aftermath of Maria, the Bahamian people will suffer from lack of access to communications, healthcare, shelter, food, medical supplies, and more. Since we’ve all been there and know the immense impact that such a natural disaster can have on families for years, we’re diverting our resources to our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas. We already have satellite phones that we plan to send, and can offer LifeStraws for safe drinking water and more. Given our close relationship with leaders in the Bahamian government and our previous logistical support from the U.S. Coast Guard, we hope to be able to move quickly and help as many as we can.

But, of course, we can do more with your help! If you are willing to contribute, keep in mind that, just like we did for our own in Puerto Rico after Maria, every penny will go directly to Bahamian aid. We will start with communications, as communications access is crucial to receiving necessary emergency healthcare, other help/aid, finding supplies such as clean water and medicine, and connecting with loved ones. To do so, it requires a significant amount of funds, but we are willing to sacrifice if you are. Please chip in a few dollars to help us help the Bahamian people!

iMil gracias!

***NPRChamber is an IRS designated 501(c)3 charitable organization.***


Post-Hurricane Maria updates:

To date, your donations have put roofs on the homes of those still recovering, provided medicine and medical equipment to those in need, as well as educational scholarships to youth (as well as supplies to teachers) who have experienced multiple setbacks due to hurricanes and the resulting economic crisis in Puerto Rico.

2019 UPDATE:  While many homes still have structural damage from hurricanes in 2017, today our focus is on helping households (especially those with elderly and small children) to recover well and rebuild their lives.

Though the economy is recovering better than anticipated, re-development in smaller businesses (e.g. mom and pop shops, small farmers, service providers, etc.) lags significantly, leaving too many without the means to recover and prepare as they need.  Will you consider helping us to provide materials for roofs and to improve household structures, stocks of medicine, and scholarships to our youth who need better educational opportunities?  You are guaranteed to improve the lives of many . . .


VIDEO: Some of NPRChamber’s disaster assistance efforts since last year.


Our thoughts and prayers go out to all those affected by last year's hurricanes in Puerto Rico.  Many, many individuals and families continue to reach out to us for help on a daily basis!  Whether it's a request for medicines, new furniture, clothing, roofs, school supplies, or generators for required medical equipment, the needs are abundant and we want to continue being there to offer help in any way we can, so that no life is unnecesarily lost during this year's storm season.


Despite the overwhelming number of requests, we are amazed by the number of people willing to volunteer and personally carry much-needed supplies to the island, week after week after week!

While there are a lot of ways to help the recovery efforts in Puerto Rico - whether with your time, hard-earned cash, or thoughts and prayers - our generous supporters have continued to offer to match every dollar raised through our site, while some retailers and manufacturers have also offered to double our orders, effectively quadrupling a dollar's impact through our fund!  To ensure we have the most efficient operation, we're still sending supplies via volunteers who have offered to travel to the door of those in need, or direct via the postal service.  This way we can rest assured that we are helping those who need it the most.

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We appreciate anything you are willing to offer more than we can ever say.  It will take a long time to recover, but we are encouraged by the tremendous demonstration of love and support we have already witnessed and experienced and are certain we will only be stronger in the end! 

iMil gracias!

Thank you!

***NPRChamber is an IRS designated 501(c)3 charitable organization.***

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