On the first days of October, 2015, Hurricane Joaquin battered Long Island, in the South-Central Bahamas, with 135 mph winds, for thirty six hours, . Thankfully, no lives were lost, but the destruction was horrific. Immediate needs have been met, but many of our students are not yet back in school as schools have been destroyed. We are supporting the “restocking” of textbooks, media equipment, and supplies. Our youth deserves normalcy in their lives after the trauma. We will use all cash and material donations to fill needs specifically mentioned by the Ministry of Education, and, immediately, Long Island’s Superintendent, Mrs. Culmer-Miller.
Please note: This project is a joint effort between Jeanie McLean and Susan Koster. We are both Americans, living sometimes and full-time on Long Island, and we both have volunteered at the Long Island Schools for many, many years: Jeanie in the South, and Susan in the North. (Susan’s name inadvertantly ended up on the fund site)