Donate Today to Help the Bahamas Angling Community
Hurricane Dorian has finally moved on from the Bahamas. The updates we’ve received from our lodge partners and our guides on both Abaco and Grand Bahama paint a grim picture of the situation on the ground. Entire communities have been demolished, and the damage to many communities is overwhelming. On Abaco Island 5 people have been reported killed, and it's hard to believe that the death toll will not rise in the days ahead.
The Yellow Dog Community and Conservation Foundation (YDCCF) has set up an emergency fund to assist with this incredibly tragic natural disaster, with the plan to support guides, families and those connected to the fly fishing industry that have lost their homes. While we know that there will be multiple efforts, numerous GoFundMe pages and a large number of entities stepping up to help, we want to do what we can to help those in in the fly fishing community that have been hit the hardest.
We welcome everyone to donate and help our Bahamian friends in their time of need! LODGE UPDATES While we have heard from a handful of lodges and guides on both Abaco and Grand Bahama, the fact that the storm literally parked itself over the Bahamas for days has hampered both rescue and relief efforts as well as damage assessment. We now are awaiting word from East End Lodge, Deep Water Cay, Abaco Lodge and others, but at this time, we know that damage has been severe.
There has been little to no communication with many smaller communities, and cellphone communication has been very difficult. We can’t even begin to imagine the state that many of the smaller communities and their inhabitants are in. When you think of the residents of places such as Marsh Harbour, McLean’s Town, High Rock, Pelican Point and so many other towns and villages, we know that a lot of people are hurting.
All funds raised will be delivered to the people and places that need the support, and YDCCF will be working with our connections on the ground to make sure this aid gets into the right hands.