Despite our geography of 700 islands, rocks and cays extending over 100,000 sq. mi., The Bahamas is a small country. Bahamian families are often spread across multiple islands. While the island of New Providence, where Deltec Bank is headquartered, was effectively spared by Hurricane Dorian in September 2019, we have all felt the impact as our friends, families, loved ones and partners in neighboring islands face a long and difficult road to recovery.
Deltec Cares was borne out of the desire of an internal Deltec committee to help coworkers assist their loved ones in the devastated islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco. The initial outpouring of support was so overwhelming that excess funds and supplies were able to be given to other residents on the islands. A subsequent decision to formalize the homegrown committee into Deltec Cares ensured that we are able to benefit from the professional courtesies offered to other non-profit organizations, and that the fundraising mechanisms and spirit of giving which came to life in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian will lie ready to assist survivors of natural disasters that may arise in the future.
- Help provide relief packages for hurricane survivors in Abaco and Grand Bahama, and evacuees in New Providence. Support of temporary shelters in New Providence and sponsorship of mental health support for storm survivors
- Help provide temporary housing for displaced residents in Grand Bahama and evacuees to New Providence.
- Donation of roofing supplies to families seeking to rebuild in Abaco and Grand Bahama and construction of a multi-use technology centre on TBD island (facility to act also as community centre and hurricane shelter).