Hope Fleet was founded in response to the needs of vulnerable children—living in the Caribbean and Latin America—who lack essential supplies, medicine, and education needed for a healthy and full life. Due to geographical challenges, and the costly nature of petroleum-dependant ocean-shipping, many critical resources never make it to the children who so desperately need them. That's where we come in. Hope Fleet International provides medical, educational, and essential supplies via transportation that not only meet the geographical challenges, but also eco-friendly and cost effective. We are committed to providing impoverished communities with relevant short-term and long-term support, so these children can live life abundantly.
Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 Hurricane, made landfall on the 1st of September as the largest storm on record to ever hit the islands of The Bahamas. Dorian battered the Bahamas for nearly 48 hours, leaving at least 60 people dead, and over 2,500 missing. Thousands of homes are destroyed and many are left homeless & without jobs. We have been making voyages and coordinating other vessels to carry necessary supplies since the storm.
Repair and Rebuilding
In our commitment to stay relevant to the current needs, we have recently launched "Phase 2" -Rebuilding. Many hurricane survivors are living together in homes that have significant damages to their roofs, exterior, and interior. Strong winds and ocean flooding has rendered many houses unsafe for inhabitants and they desperately need our help.
In order to rebuild homes, generators are mandatory, as many homes have compromised electrical systems and are without power. Each generator can not only provide electric for house repairs, but will also help to run temporary house appliances so families can cook and charge batteries.
Here is an itemized list of my anticipated expenses for this project: