Brunswick Private Foundation to donate $50,000 to Bahamas relief efforts

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According to an internal memo obtained by Trade Only Today, Brunswick Corp. plans to donate $50,000 to the Dorian relief effort in the Bahamas.

“With the full magnitude of the crisis in the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama still coming into focus, and rescue crews yet to reach some of the hardest-hit areas, the Brunswick Private Foundation is making a $50,000 donation to help the Bahamas recover from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian,” said the internal memo to Brunswick employees.

The memo noted that the donation will be split between the Grand Bahamas Disaster Relief Foundation and the Red Cross. “The Foundation made a similar donation in 2017 to Puerto Rico to aid in that island's recovery from Hurricane Maria,” said the memo.

The memo noted ongoing rescue efforts in the Bahamas. The UN and Red Cross officials said that tens of thousands of people will need food and clean drinking water.

"It's total devastation. It's decimated. Apocalyptic," Lia Head-Rigby, who helps run a hurricane relief group, was quoted in the story. "It's not rebuilding something that was there; we have to start again."

“Brunswick will remain involved and work closely with our dealers to provide the needed marine services and support to aid in the recovery process,” said the memo. 

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