2.8k
2.8k
152

Green Turtle Cay / Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund

$527,284 of $750,000 goal

Raised by 2,512 people in 12 days
GREEN TURTLE CAY / HURRICAN DORIAN RELIEF 

We guarantee that 100% of these funds will go directly to the residents of Green Turtle Cay and the long road ahead to rebuild.

On September 1, 2019 Hurricane Dorian came barreling through Green Turtle Cay as a Category 5 hurricane. We received a single call this morning via satellite phone from a friend on the island who said they have experienced total devastation, roads are impassable, people are trapped in collapsed homes and the GTC primary school shelter failed. In efforts to not drain the phone battery that was all he could share at this time. We have not had any further communication but promise to post updates on this page as we hear more. 

In addition to monetary donations, we will be sharing drop-off locations for items that are needed as soon as we can get planes on the ground and the seas calm enough to get boats to the island. 

We guarantee that 100% of these funds will go directly to the residents of Green Turtle Cay and the long road ahead to rebuild. We know there are so many people that hold this special island in their hearts and now it is our turn to show them how loved they are and that we will be with them every step of the way. All donations are run through Green Turtle Cay Foundation which is a 501c3 Charity so all your generosity will be tax deductible.

The money raised through this fund will be used for generators, fuel, tarps, roofing materials, food, water, personal hygiene products, diapers, formula, pet supplies, paper products, pillows, blankets, sleeping bags, air mattresses, duct tape, extension cords, box fans, batteries, flashlights, cleaning supplies, first aid kits, tools, garbage bags, etc.
+ Read More
UPDATE SUPPLIES NEEDS 9/10:

These items must be delivered to Lantana by Thursday morning for expedited arrival to Green Turtle Cay this weekend.

Due to your overwhelming generosity, we are currently ONLY accepting items from the list of needs below:

(We will continue to update these lists as we get daily reports from everyone on the ground)

✨IMMEDIATE NEEDS ✨
Lifeguard Hats
Wash Tubs (for washing clothes) and drying line
Wood Chipper
Air Compressor Nail Guns
Razor Knives & Blades
Roofing Shovels (for removing nails)
Magnets for picking up nails
Roof Roller
Knee pads for roofers
Large Generators 3500 - 6000
Smaller Generators 2000-3000 watt
Rakes/Shovels/Contractor Brooms
Gallon Pump Sprayers
Mold Treatment Supplies (mood treatment chemicals, masks, respirators, suits)
Commercial fans for water damage
Grace ice and water shield
Orange cap roofing nails for tarps
All roofing and framing materials
Tools
Dehumidifiers
Propane 100 lbs
Exterminating Supplies
Sump Pumps
Gutters
Water transfer pumps

Please label clearly and deliver BY THURSDAY (9/12) MORNING to:

Island Tyme Hangar - Lantana Airport
2633 Lantana Road
Lantana FL 33462
Hangar 214

Please continue to share The Green Turtle Cay Foundation gofundme page. (Direct wire or mailing checks also accepted). The foundation is currently funding the necessary large costs of major equipment, barges, and fuel to Green Turtle Cay.
+ Read More
UPDATE:

We are SO overwhelmed with your generosity that we are currently ONLY accepting items on our updated daily list of needs.

Please keep checking back for what you can send.

This is such beautiful progress, we can't thank you all enough for getting GTC to this stage of relief items met so quickly, so we can focus on securing shelters together now.

TODAY'S IMMEDIATE NEEDS (9/9) :
-Smaller generators 2000-3000 Watt (20 of them)
-Rakes/Shovels/Contractor Brooms (30-40 of each)
-Gallon Pump Sprayers (30-40 of them)
-Mold Treatment Supplies (i.e. masks, LOTS of bleach, respirators and suits)
-Commercial fans for water damage (300-400 of them)
-Grace ice and water shield and/or supplies to drying a roof
-Orange cap roofing materials to nail down tarps
-All roofings and framing materials and tools (they're very limited on tools)
-Come alongs (5 of them)
-Dehumidifiers
+ Read More
UPDATE FROM THE CAY:

This information is directly from Green Turtle Cay.

Everyone on Green Turtle Cay is working around the clock, keeping spirits high, and staying very organized against all odds. They have jumped into immediate action hosting town meetings, distributing relief items, and clearing debris. The roads are fully cleared already with use of some functioning carts/cars and even in this video you can hear the sound of someone hard at work with a chainsaw.

Immediate Needs:
-Smaller generators 2000-3000 Watt (20 of them)
-Takes/Shovels/Contractor Brooms (30-40 each)
-Gallon Pump Sprayers (30-40 each)
-Mold Treatment Supplies (i.e. masks, LOTS of bleach, respirators and suits
-Commercial fans for water damage (300-400 of them)
-Grace ice and water shield and/or Supplies to drying a roof
-Orange cap roofing materials to nail down tarps
-All roofing and framing materials and tools (they’re very limited on tools)
-Come alongs (5 each)
-Dehumidifiers

Frozen Hotdogs/Hamburgers/Chicken for hot lunches on the grill (they have refrigeration up and running to hold).

Willing, strong bodies to come and stay/camp and give physical aid, help clearing, securing the standing buildings and anything else they ask.

Long dock is fully operational with 10 feet of water to receive building supplies

They are monitoring VHF channel 16

**Anyone who crosses on a boat needs to be fully self sufficient for everything from FUEL to food/water and all. **

One BOLO survived the storm and is operational

We will continue to get these updates from the cay and share. We are focused on quickly reacting to the needs of our friends and family on the cay.

Please continue to share the The Green Turtle Cay Foundation 501c3 gofundme page. We have wire and check instructions available straight to the foundation.(Please message us if you would like the wire instructions.)
+ Read More
UPDATE 9/5/19:

Wanted to give everyone a quick update. We have now had 4 successful flights into Treasure Cay. Planes full of supplies!!! We have been in direct contact(via satellite phone) with a few Bahamian friends on Green Turtle and this has allowed us to prioritize what items are IMMEDIATELY needed. Each day they will let us know what is very important to have for the next day or two. We will be continuing flights so please keep the very generous donations/supplies coming.

Today's request from the residents of Green Turtle Cay:
-Large tents (for congregating/shade tents, not sleeping tents.)
-LARGE tarps
-Extension cords for generators

We can not thank you all enough for your incredible support! It is very clear how loved Green Turtle Cay is!
+ Read More
Read a Previous Update

$527,284 of $750,000 goal

Raised by 2,512 people in 12 days
Your share could be bringing in donations. Sign in to track your impact.
   Connect
We will never post without your permission.
In the future, we'll let you know if your sharing brings in any donations.
We weren't able to connect your Facebook account. Please try again later.
RA
$50
Rachael Angus
3 hours ago
DA
$100
Duncan1001 Angus
3 hours ago
MM
$2,500
Michael and Joy Murray
9 hours ago
DB
$200
Dale Bellows
10 hours ago
CM
$100
Charles Malkerson
10 hours ago
$100
Anonymous
10 hours ago
$100
Anonymous
12 hours ago
$50
Anonymous
12 hours ago
$100
Anonymous
12 hours ago
$100
Anonymous
12 hours ago
or
Use My Email Address
By continuing, you agree with the GoFundMe
terms and privacy policy
Receive occasional updates from GoFundMe about how to help others. Change your preferences anytime
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account. Our team has contacted them with the solution! Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account. Return to Campaign

Are you ready for the next step?
Even a $5 donation can help!
Donate Now Not now
Connect on Facebook to keep track of how many donations your share brings.
We will never post on Facebook without your permission.
Receive occasional updates from GoFundMe about how to help others. Change your preferences anytime