Collecting Supplies for Friend to Bring to Bahamas ~ Drop at Native Yoga ~ Click here to see list

During the Crossing for Cystic Fibrosis I met a man named Paul Smolchek who was kind enough to pick up 4 other crew mates and myself when we were broken down out in the Gulf Stream on the way to Bimini. He is offering to bring supplies by his boat to Grand Bahama to help those horribly devastated by Hurricane Dorian. Native Yoga Center is a drop off location for any of the items on the list provided. This is a way we can help and know that the resources will get to those who need it. Please call 561-296-7996 if you have any questions.

Paul is donating the fuel. All money collected goes toward supplies.
*VENMO: Search for name PAUL SMOLCHEK
*PAYPAL: PSMOLCHEK@MSN.COM
*EMAIL: paul@pipersangels.org

https://www.gofundme.com/f/bahamas-relief-fund

Now Accepting Donations - If you prefer to donate money which will go to purchasing supplies click the link above. You can bring supplies from the list below to Native and we will deliver to Paul.

Batteries
First Aid Supplies
Insect Repellent
Generators
Tarps
Coolers
Water
Canned Goods
Baby Supplies
Heavy Duty Trash Bags
Face/Dust Masks
Construction Gloves
Flashlights
Solar Lights
Masking Tape
Extension cords
Power strips
Toiletries
Tools
Cleaning Supplies
(Bleach, Brooms, Mops, Garbage Bags)
Tents
Cots
Hygiene Kits
(Pampers, Baby Wipes, Sanitary Napkins, Deodorant, Toothpaste, Soap, Baby Formula)
Purified Water
Water Bladders
Water Containers
First Aid Items
(Sterile Bandages, Gauze, Medical Tape)
Portable Generators
Chain Saws
Plastic Tarpaulin
Debris Removal Tools
(Shovels, Rakes, Axes, Wheel Barrows)
Portable Burner Stoves
Portable Outdoor Lamps/Lights
Water Purification Kits
Blankets
Portable Radios

Please read this message below from Paul:

UPDATE HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORT: (Feel Free to Share)

PLEASE SEE LIST ATTACHED FOR ITEMS NEEDED and MULTIPLE DROP POINTS! All new items at this time!

Some IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
1. NO BOATS, planes or helicopters will be going until FULLY released by Bahamian Coast Guard and approved - boats that do not have approval will be turned away. 
*** This comes directly from the islands themselves. They TRULY appreciate the outpouring of support and it is BADLY needed, however people are encouraged to be smart about it. Within days, disease and sickness will be an issue - as will desperation and the need for survival. BE CAUTIOUS!!!

2. Right now - pending approval, first boat runs from our group will be SATURDAY. FOCUS will be on WEST END and FREEPORT. NO boats are encouraged to go anywhere near ABACO or HOPE TOWN at this point - that will come later. Coast Guard and Rescue efforts are focused on getting people OFF of those islands, NOT getting supplies TO those islands. There is no infrastructure there to support people staying - so efforts are focusing on getting people to SAFETY first, resources second. 

3. There are large container efforts in place as well - these are also extremely effective and EFFICIENT as they can get a great deal over at one time. Downside is the time it takes to get them there and divided and OUT to the local communities - hours matter. The larger support organizations should continue to support those efforts. For the SMALLER boats - its more personal, and our efforts will be to hand deliver supplies and necessities to churches and groups that we PERSONALLY know for distribution. 

4. YOUR HELP IS NEEDED!!! I have gotten hundreds of amazing messages asking how you can help - COLLECT!! Collect items, from your friends. NO amount is too small. Collect it, and then I will get it from you. The boats volunteering currently outnumber the supplies - lets reverse that. We want the boats FILLED so that it justifies the resources to get the items there. 

5. FINANCIAL SUPPORT - DOUBLE CHECK THE SPELLING OF MY NAME IF YOU DONATE - collect items if you can. IF you can DONATE - you can do so through either the GOFUNDME created by Jesse Hernandez (see my page), or directly to me via PAYPAL (PSMOLCHEK@MSN.COM) or VENMO - Paul Smolchek - 100% of what is raised will go towards SUPPLIES - we are donating the cost of boats, fuel, etc. AGAIN - IF YOU SEND MONEY THROUGH PAYPAL - PLEASE MESSAGE ME....IF YOU MISSPELL MY LAST NAME I WILL NOT KNOW YOU DONATED....THANKS!!

QUESTIONS - please contact me!!! - and THANK YOU!!!!!!!
 

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Thursday September 19, 2019