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Caribbean Love Now pledges $5m to support Hurricane Dorian relief

Standing in unity are Alveta Knight, Honorary Consul of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to Jamaica (third from left) and Joe Bogdanovich, Chairman of Caribbean Love Now (fourth from left). Joining them are (from left) Chamal Bethel, Bahamian national; Bobby Blake of Hardware and Lumber; Keva Hylton, Bahamianl; Lovett Brian of H&L Rapid; Toni Kaye Johnson, President of the Bahamian Student Association at UWI and Marcus Richards, Managing Director of Hardware & Lumber.Standing in unity are Alveta Knight, Honorary Consul of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to Jamaica (third from left) and Joe Bogdanovich, Chairman of Caribbean Love Now (fourth from left). Joining them are (from left) Chamal Bethel, Bahamian national; Bobby Blake of Hardware and Lumber; Keva Hylton, Bahamianl; Lovett Brian of H&L Rapid; Toni Kaye Johnson, President of the Bahamian Student Association at UWI and Marcus Richards, Managing Director of Hardware & Lumber.

Investor Joe Bogdanovich announced that Caribbean Love Now Foundation (CLN) has teamed up with a number of his companies to provide support for Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery in The Bahamas.

CLN has pledged an initial sum $5 million and is inviting the Jamaican public to join the pledge by making donations of cash and relief supplies at H&L Rapid True Value and H&L Agro stores across the island.

Hurricane Dorian is recorded as the strongest and most powerful storm to hit The Bahamas creating unprecedented damage on the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. The latest reports from the government of the Bahamas is that some 1,500 people remain missing.

(L – R) Chairman of Caribbean Love Now (CLN), Joe Bogdanovich, discusses the effects Hurricane Dorian has on Bahamanians with Alveta Knight, the Honorary Consul of the Commonwealth of the Bahamas to Jamaica, at the launch of Caribbean Love Now Bahamas Relief  at H&L Rapid True Value, Constant Spring, Kingston.

“We are heartbroken by the stories of devastation that occurred in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. But we are also heartened by the spirit of survival of the Bahamian people and will support them on the journey to rebuild,” said Joe Bogdanovich.

Caribbean Love Now will aid in the immediate relief effort and once the recovery phase is initiated, will direct its efforts to rebuild health and education facilities.  Similar support was provided to the government of Dominica in its rebuilding work following Hurricane Maria. Caribbean Love Now is registered under the Jamaica Charities Act 2013.

Revvae Edwards, cashier at H&L Rapid True Value, Constant Spring showcases a donation bucket that will be used to collect contributions for Hurricane Dorian relief and recovery in the Bahamas.

Alveta Knight, the Honorary Consul for The Commonwealth of The Bahamas in Jamaica said, “I am overwhelmed by the love, as demonstrated in cash, kind and prayers, extended by the people of Jamaica to my beautiful Bahamaland. As we navigate our way through the uncharted devastation left behind by Hurricane Dorian with the help of Caribbean Love Now and the wider Caribbean family, are confident that we shall rise like a  phoenix out this hurricane’s destructive ‘ashes’. Thank you, Jamaica.”

Hardware & Lumber will donate equipment and building supplies. Jamaicans are also invited to make donations of tools, tarpaulins batteries and solar lamps, etc. at all 15 H&L Rapid True Value and H&L Agro stores across the island. One hundred per cent of all donations will be distributed to the people of The Bahamas.

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