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Neville & Nora Dorsett Community Center to open Oct. 20 - Oct 9, 2018 - 2:19:16 PM

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Lend a Hand Bahamas (LAHB) has been a Bahamian nonprofit organization since October 2014 following the realization of the need for more opportunities and activities in inner-city areas in Nassau and the family islands. We are currently directly impacting youth and adults in the Grant’s Town area of Nassau as well as smaller initiatives on a few family islands. Lend a Hand Bahamas recently merged forces with another organization called Lignum Vitae 4-H to facilitate 4-H programming for youth in the Grant’s Town community through the Neville & Nora Dorsett Community Center that is nearing completion in Grant’s Town...
Community : Grand Bahama
Over 100 Florida High School Volunteers Give Back in Grand Bahama - Jun 16, 2017 - 2:01:26 PM

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This past week from June 10 to 14th, over 100 Florida high school students who just recently graduated came to Freeport to celebrate their graduation; however, they did more than just celebrate.

Over the course of four days from 10 am-2 pm each day the students volunteered through the Bahamian nonprofit Lend a Hand Bahamas who coordinated with the YMCA in Freeport and the Grand Bahama Children's Home to assist in projects including painting, cleaning, and debris removal.

The students were brought to The Bahamas through a travel company called S-Trip!
News : Local
Bahamian organization teams up with South Florida for Hurricane Matthew Relief - Oct 18, 2016 - 2:17:44 PM

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Boca Raton, FL - Last week, in a matter of only four days our volunteers in Southeast Florida collected supplies to fill a 40 foot shipping container to be sent over to the Bahamas to aid in the relief effort post Hurricane Matthew. They loaded up tarps, food, thousands of water bottles, 30,000 bars of soap, building materials/supplies, clothing, chain saw, and many other items.

The supplies will be dispersed by Lend a Hand Bahamas in conjunction with the Salvation Army this week. The container was provided by Mr. Christos Tsavoussis and shipped by Laser Freight to Nassau...
Community
Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fund Crowd Funding Page Created - Oct 8, 2016 - 1:02:22 AM

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A message from Lucas Metropulos, who is known for his community work in The Bahamas.

"I hope you are doing well, and that you are safe. Hurricane Matthew has left quite the damage throughout the Bahamas and in Nassau from the reports I am hearing from people across the island. Thus, I along with a few others have put together a relief fund to raise funds from supporters in the United States and in Nassau to be used towards relief efforts in Nassau..."
Community
Inner City Fishing Trip held for Bahamian Kids - Aug 14, 2015 - 1:46:27 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - On Saturday, August 8th the Lend a Hand Bahamas (LAHB) organization hosted an ocean fishing venture for 30+ children from the inner-city area of Grant's Town. For many of the kids it was their first time fishing and for almost all of them it was their first time on a boat. The kids ranged in age from 6- 20 years old and were accompanied by community leader Valentino "Scrooge" Brown and other adult volunteers from the inner-city community. The children were transported down from Grant's Town all the way to Adelaide with the help of Brenda Harris and Jeff Brown. At 11 am the two boats departed full of smiling children under the direction of our two captains: Jeff Mitchell and George Maillis...
Community : Service Organizations
Grant's Town fundraiser held by Lend a Hand Bahamas Foundation - Mar 11, 2015 - 8:58:20 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - On March 7th, a fundraiser was held by the Lend a Hand Bahamas Foundation, which was recently created to plan, develop, and manage community centres where needed in the Bahamas.

"We raised some funds and put on a great event for the children and families we are working to positively impact," the foundation founder, Lucas Metropulos who was assisted by George Maillis, Valentino "Scrooge" Brown, Edmund Dorsett, and Marvin Coleby.
"During the day before the event, we along with children and others from the Grant's Town community worked together to clean..."
News : International
Teach a Man to Fish: Duke University student making a difference in Nassau‏ - Jul 26, 2012 - 5:09:15 PM

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Nassau, Bahamas - Lucas Metropulos, President and Founder of an organization called Fishing for Families in Need, Inc.started his program at the young age of 15 in his hometown of Boca Raton, FL after an experience in Nassau, Bahamas. In 2007, he traveled to Nassau to visit family friends. He said that the Maillis Family, who have lived in The Bahamas for over 100 years, took him fishing and showed him the beauty of the Bahamas. "They showed me the creatures that live in the oceans, how to fish, and most importantly how to give back to the community," said Metropulos. 

When he got back home and pondered his summer experience he said he realized he had to do something with the knowledge and experience he had just gained...
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