Got TIPS or BREAKING NEWS? Please call 1-284-442-8000 or Email ALL news to:newsvino@outlook.com; ads call 1-284-440-6666

RTW Group sets fundraiser for hurricane ravaged Bahamas

- Company opening check-out counter for donations from VI customers
Road Town Wholesale Group of Companies has announced that starting Friday, September 6, 2019, RiteWay Food Markets, Fine Foods and Cash & Carry locations across the Virgin Islands (VI) will launch a territory-wide campaign, that will give customers an opportunity to support the residents of the Bahamas through donations at store checkout counters. Photo: VINO/FIle
Following a vicious onslaught from Hurricane Dorian on September 1, 2019, areas in the country including Abaco Island, were severely hit with several families being displaced from their homes and contamination of potable water facilities. Photo: Internet Source
Following a vicious onslaught from Hurricane Dorian on September 1, 2019, areas in the country including Abaco Island, were severely hit with several families being displaced from their homes and contamination of potable water facilities. Photo: Internet Source
The death toll in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian had climbed to 20 as of early September 5, 2019. Photo: New York Post
The death toll in the Bahamas due to Hurricane Dorian had climbed to 20 as of early September 5, 2019. Photo: New York Post
ROAD TOWN, Tortola, VI – As the Virgin Islands responds with humanitarian efforts following the devastation of parts of the Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian, Road Town Wholesale Group of Companies has announced that starting Friday, September 6, 2019, RiteWay Food Markets, Fine Foods and Cash and Carry locations across the Virgin Islands (VI) will launch a territory-wide campaign, that will give customers an opportunity to support the residents of the Bahamas through donations at store checkout counters.

"RiteWay has received numerous requests from customers about how they can help support the residents and communities affected by Hurricane Dorian," the release said, while noting that donations at any of the register remains a convenient way for customers to make a difference in the lives of families affected in the Bahamas.

Further, the company indicated that they will match all donations to a maximum of $10,000 toward Hurricane Dorian relief efforts and that all monies accepted will be donated to the Government of the Bahamas.

Meanwhile, on Tuesday September 10, 2019 the Rotary clubs of the Virgin Islands will be hosting a telethon to also assist the people of the Bahamas.

Persons wishing to know how else they can assist the Bahamas are encouraged to make contact with the Department of Disaster Management (DDM).

The hurricane made landfall as a Category 5 storm on September 1, 2019 and battered the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, in the north of the archipelago, for two days, causing several families to be displaced from their homes and contamination of potable water facilities.

Images showed cars flipped and battered, roofs torn off, and flooding with as many as 13,000 homes being severely damaged or destroyed, according to a statement from the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC). 

The killer storm, the strongest to ever to make landfall in the country, wiped out in some cases, entire neighbourhoods with a death toll of at least 20 as of Thursday, September 5, 2019, according to CNN.

3 Responses to “RTW Group sets fundraiser for hurricane ravaged Bahamas”

  • pat (05/09/2019, 14:55) Like (8) Dislike (0) Reply
    Good job rtw
  • gimmick (06/09/2019, 07:45) Like (6) Dislike (2) Reply
    Strupes. This company can easily send 2-3 hundred grand to Bahamas and feel no pain. Plus they have thousands and thousands of close dated stuff enough to pack 2 40ft container As usual.. Marketing Gimmick. Playing clever. This company do not love people...
  • idea (06/09/2019, 16:35) Like (1) Dislike (1) Reply
    RTW, how about upping what you will match? $10,000 sounds like "chicken feed" for a company with your resources!


Create a comment


Create a comment

Disclaimer: Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) welcomes your thoughts, feedback, views, bloggs and opinions. However, by posting a blogg you are agreeing to post comments or bloggs that are relevant to the topic, and that are not defamatory, liable, obscene, racist, abusive, sexist, anti-Semitic, threatening, hateful or an invasion of privacy. Violators may be excluded permanently from making contributions. Please view our declaimer above this article. We thank you in advance for complying with VINO's policy.

Weather


Follow Us On

Disclaimer: All comments posted on Virgin Islands News Online (VINO) are the sole views and opinions of the commentators and or bloggers and do not in anyway represent the views and opinions of the Board of Directors, Management and Staff of Virgin Islands News Online and its parent company.