We are beyond grateful Hurricane Dorian narrowly missed us here on the East Coast of South Florida. We watched its track change with bated breath for days on end. The fact that we are all safely back at the studio today and able to serve our incredible collectors around the world is not something we take for granted.
However, our thoughts are very much with our neighbors in the Bahamas. Many families there were devastated by this powerful Category 5 storm and urgently need our help and will continue to need our help in the weeks and months to come. With tourism being such a major sector of the Bahamian economy, the road to recovery will be long and arduous. The recovery process will last well beyond the news cycles and immediate life and death conditions Dorian brought to the shores of the Bahamas.and will last well beyond the news cycles and immediate life and death conditions Dorian brought to the shores of the Bahamas.
What will Statements2000 do to help our neighbors in their time of need?
1: We are physically collecting canned goods, flashlights, tarps, and bottled water to donate. Please feel free to drop off any donations to us here at 1374 N Killian Drive, Ste A, Lake Park FL 33403 on weekdays between 9am-4pm and we will make 100% certain your supplies get into the right hands. If you live locally and have supplies you didn’t use, we’re happy to make sure they are sent to those in need.
2: We are making a direct donation today (9/4/19) to the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Fund which was set up by the Grand Bahama Port Authority, the municipal authority for Freeport (the main city on the island).
It’s a philanthropic fund managed by the Coastal Community Foundation of South Carolina, an IRS approved 501(c)(3) public charity headquartered in Charleston, SC, USA. Donations are 501(c)(3) and gifts are tax-deductible under the U.S. tax code. 100% of all donations earmarked “Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Fund” are sent to the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation in Grand Bahama.
You can donate here or feel free to check out this article from the New York Times on how to help Dorian survivors via other organizations to find an organization whose mission and values you believe in: https://www.nytimes.com/2019/09/03/world/americas/hurricane-dorian-how-to-help.html
3: We will call on cruise ships and other large corporations who profit greatly from the Bahamas to do their part to help people in need.
4: We are going to offer a limited edition sculpture created in the Bahamian flag’s beautiful colors (black, teal, and yellow) and 30% of all sales of this sculpture will be donated to the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Fund. We’ll make this piece (preview attached) available by the end of the week and will include links in our social media, newsletter, and website as soon as it is available for purchase.
Please let us know if you have any questions. We appreciate your support and the patience you demonstrated with our extended closure yesterday following the long holiday weekend. Again, we are truly grateful for all we have, and that includes our incredible collectors around the globe.
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