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Neville & Nora Dorsett Community Center to open Oct. 20
- Oct 9, 2018 - 2:19:16 PM
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...
Over 100 Florida High School Volunteers Give Back in Grand Bahama
- Jun 16, 2017 - 2:01:26 PM
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!
Bahamian organization teams up with South Florida for Hurricane Matthew Relief
- Oct 18, 2016 - 2:17:44 PM
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.
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...
Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fund Crowd Funding Page Created
- Oct 8, 2016 - 1:02:22 AM
A message from Lucas Metropulos, who is known for his community work in The Bahamas.
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..."
Inner City Fishing Trip held for Bahamian Kids
- Aug 14, 2015 - 1:46:27 PM
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...
Grant's Town fundraiser held by Lend a Hand Bahamas Foundation
- Mar 11, 2015 - 8:58:20 PM
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.
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
Teach a Man to Fish: Duke University student making a difference in Nassau
- Jul 26, 2012 - 5:09:15 PM
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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