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Abaco Strong was formed in January of 2020 in response to the needs of the communities in Abaco, shifting from disaster relief to rebuilding assistance. We received our nonprofit status in July of 2020, and have implemented a number of programs to enable the people of Abaco to return to their homes and to rebuild their lives. Click on the overview to learn more about the work that we have been doing.
Home Repair Program
It is estimated that 90% of the homes in Treasure Cay were destroyed and uninhabitable after the hurricane. In February 2020, Abaco Strong was able to bring a team of experienced carpenters and tradesmen to make several of the resident’s homes inhabitable again.
The coronavirus pandemic temporarily delayed our home repair initiative, however, we have resumed the program and are working with local contractors in Abaco to repair Bahamian resident’s homes in the Treasure Cay area. The needs range from roof repair, to mold remediation, drywall, electric, plumbing, windows and door replacement, and more. Our goal is to provide safe and healthy living conditions fo the residents of Treasure Cay.
Sleep Soundly Abaco
In 2020 and 2021, our amazing volunteers distributed over 300 mattresses and bed frames, along with pillows, sheets and blankets to residents in Northern Abaco, including Treasure Cay, Crown Haven, Grand Cay, Green Turtle Cay, Spring City, The Farm, Murphy Town, Blackwood, Fire Road, Marsh Harbour, Central Pines, Dundastown, Sandy Point, Cooperstown and Moores Island.
Many thanks to The Lyford Cay Foundation, TCCF, The Rotary Club of The Bahamas, Bahamas Ferries, and City Furniture who have made this program possible.
Treasure Cay Community hosted Taste of Treasure to provide hot meals for all members of the community in the months following the hurricane when resources were few and spirits were low. We have continued to provide take away meals on special occasions during the pandemic, observing health and safety protocols.
A Treasured Christmas in 2019 was a Christmas to remember for the children of Treasure Cay and the surrounding areas, thanks to Josh Stivers and the Treasure Sands Club, along with Treasure Cay Community. They provided gifts, games, Christmas Cookies, a visit from Santa, and even snow, for hundreds of children that had very little left after Hurricane Dorian came through.
These events help to bring the community together and provide a break for those that are still struggling to recover from the damages of the hurricane and COVID19. Abaco Strong will be hosting socially distant Christmas Celebration in Treasure Cay again this year, complete with a Giant Christmas Tree, presents, treats, and music. You can help by purchasing a gift from our Amazon Wishlist or making a contribution to our Christmas Fund.