Donations to rebuild Abaco and Grand Bahama continue to pour in
Donations to rebuild Abaco and Grand Bahama continue to pour into the country, with non-profit organizations Town of Palm Beach United Way and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties donating a collective $342,000 to those islands; and roofing company Polyglass USA Inc. contributing more than 5,000 rolls of the Elastoflex membrane that will replace the ubiquitous blue tarp seen on roofs after strong hurricanes.
News website Palmbeachpost.com reported that Town of Palm Beach United Way and the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties each donated $171,000 to Northern Abacos Relief and Rebuild, a grassroots team formed through The Church By The Sea in Fort Lauderdale.
“The combined grant will cover costs to repair homes in settlements in the northern Abacos: Cedar Harbor, Wood Cay, Mount Hope, Fox Town and Crown Haven,” noted the website.
According to a press release, Polyglass’ donation will go towards the restoration of about 330 roofs.
“The global effort to rebuild communities in The Bahamas is underway, after Category 5 Hurricane Dorian damaged buildings and displaced thousands of people,” the release stated.
“Polyglass USA Inc. is helping to restore hundreds of roofs and has donated self-adhered membranes to replace temporary blue tarp roofs. With watertight roofs in place, electrical repairs on the buildings can begin.”
Polyglass joined forces with several disaster relief organizations to strategically move products in the right amounts.
“Giving back to our community is a significant and important part of the Polyglass culture and we are glad that we could be a part of this life-changing work. We hope that our contribution helps to get folks in The Bahamas back into their homes,” noted the company’s Director of Strategic Marketing Scott Lelling.
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