June 1 marks the beginning of hurricane season. With this, efforts to prepare are needed. The Bahamas Red Cross is one group that undertakes training and preparation for hurricanes in Abaco. They partnered this year with Urban Renewal 2.0 Crown Haven Community Center.
The staff of CIBC Canada and CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank were on a mission early this year to lift up the needy people of Abaco with a shipment of donated goods that arrived on the island recently.
An Italian-themed party called ‘Decorations to Donations’ was organized by the members of the Royal Marsh Harbour Yacht Club at Great Abaco Beach Resort’s Marquee on Feb. 3.
The Central Abaco Members Group of the Bahamas Red Cross Society held their monthly general meeting at the Dundas Town Church of God on Feb.23. Sarone Kennedy, group leader, outlined the fundamental principles that guide the Red Cross movement adding that one of the greatest unwritten principles is confidentiality. He also mentioned the need to maintain membership in the group.
On July 20, a debriefing of the Central Abaco Red Cross Group’s Community Emergency Preparedness Day was held at the Dundas Town Church of God. Sarone Kennedy, group leader, noted the members’ suggestions of offering the event earlier in the year, allowing more schools to be involved, promoting the event to include people outside of Abaco, and a change of venue so that there is more visibility of the event.