- Ricardo has been working at Cap'n Jack's since 2016 as a bus boy part time while attending Abaco Central High. He loves basketball and has dreams of attending post secondary education. After Dorian, Ricardo is displaced and staying with a friend in Nassau. Working on his case so far we are delighted to announce he has just received his VISA to enter the US. We are working with many generous individuals who are willing to help Ricardo in pursuit of his dreams. UPDATE: Ricardo has been accepted by Florida Prep and will have his interview for his student visa this week! Thank you all for helping us ensure Ricardo continues his studies!
Plan for Donations
We are also in communication with Hopetown Fire and Rescue members and funds will be provided to fill any gaps needed in their relief efforts.
We believe in transparency so we will be emailing out monthly updates with stories of where your money goes and who it has been able to help.
Thank you for your generosity!!
- Christine has been working at Cap'n Jack's for 14 years and just this year she was promoted to head chef. A harrowing story of survival: during Dorian Christine and her twin 6 year old boys were neck deep in water; her children had to stay on top of the cupboards for a large portion of the storm. Christine on top of her oven stayed strong and comforted her young boys telling them ‘everything is going to be okay.’ The storm left Christine and her family homeless, losing everything. We are so happy to announce that we were able to connect them with a generous family in the Carolinas who have offered a place for her family rent free. Christine is currently working on receiving proper documentation for her twin boys and will meet her husband who will be heading to the Carolinas as soon as possible. UPDATE: We were able to purchase Kenson a plane ticket to South Carolina. Thank you so much for your continued donations!
- Working as a bus boy at Cap'n Jack's for 4 years, Jouvensky was just promoted to server/bartender this past season. He lost his home and Dorian has left him displaced and currently in a shelter in Nassau. In constant communication, Jouvensky is having issues with his passport and as a result is stuck in the shelter. We hope to get him out and find him a place so he can continue to enrich the world with his smile and sense of humor.
- New to the Cap'n Jack's team this past year Sandra was a breath of fresh air as she brought a smile to everyone's face she worked with. Through Dorian Sandra ran out into the storm to help others that were stuck outside. She sprained her ankle and bruised her ribs but was able to survive and help others survive. Unfortunately a few family members weren't so fortunate and passed away in the storm. Sandra is now looking for an opportunity in the US or Canada so she can attend school to become an optometrist. We are currently in conversation with Sandra and trying to help her fulfill her dreams.
- Lois, her daughter and her grandson were in Marsh Harbor during the storm. Unfortunately, they all had to watch their house collapse, piece by piece. Before the eye of the storm, they all had to evacuate to their car. Thankfully, they were able to start and move their car away from their falling house. During the eye of the storm, they walked to a nearby church where they bunkered down with many others. They all took turns holding pieces of wood, a fridge and a bureau against windows to stay safe. They were stuck on island for four days, until they were able to evacuate to Nassau. I was able to visit briefly with Lois on my trip to Nassau. We were able to provide Lois with some of your generous donations! Thank you for the continued thoughts and prayers!
- September 1st, a day Shae Whyley would never forget. A day she was left with nothing but the clothes on her back. She not only lost her apartment but also her mother's house where she spent 16 years of her life. During the hurricane the shutter blew off her window causing a tree to break the window’s glass. In a panic, she rushed out of her room without shoes. Unfortunately, at the beginning of her escape to safety, she stepped on a piece of glass, cutting open the bottom of her foot. As each of the shutters on all windows started to blow off, she, her sister and her roommate and two children ran to the bathroom for safety. The walls started to cave in and the roof blew off, leaving the bathroom exposed. Unfortunately they were unable to escape the bathroom for quite some time because of the water. The water was up to their chest. They finally escaped, not being able to see far ahead of them due to the wind and rain. Before being forced to swim to their friends house, Shae stepped on a nail. Shae had to witness seeing a few of her friends bodies floating who did not survive. She is currently in a shelter waiting for her foot to heal so that she can start working again. We continue to help Shae get back on her feet both figuratively and literally. Thank you all for your donations.