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$50,000 Matching Challenge from Kiril Sokoloff to support food assistance in Nassau
By Lucas T Metropulos Lend a Hand Bahamas
Aug 10, 2020 - 9:55:15 AM

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Lend a Hand Bahamas receives an additional $50,000 donation from Kiril Sokoloff to support COVID-19 food relief efforts in Nassau, Bahamas

Nassau, Bahamas : Lend a Hand Bahamas , a Bahamian nonprofit organization, is pleased to announce an additional charitable contribution of $50,000 from Kiril Sokoloff of Lyford Cay who has worked closely with its POA to help the Bahamian people , which will be matched $1 for $1. This donation will help enhance vital food security in the Bahamas. Mr. Sokoloff made a previous $50,000 donation in June 2020 to help jumpstart food relief efforts with Lend a Hand Bahamas. He is now once again stepping up during this difficult time, and challenging others to join him.

I have a deep and continuing commitment to the Bahamas and have donated funds in various ways to help its people and its economy. Today, there is an urgent need to feed those Bahamians who have been hardest hit by the COVID pandemic and its resulting job losses. I am reaching out to others who will match my gift of $50,000 to Lend A Hand Bahamas - an organization now assisting over 30,000 individuals on a weekly basis with food assistance. As I see it, the New World Order requires cooperation and a recognition of community need rather than individual achievement. It harkens back to JFK’s inspiring inaugural address asking us to seek ways we can contribute to the public good. A direct and measurable way we can contribute to the community at this time is by feeding people who don't have any other means. The indigence is real, the need is great, the contributions so appreciated by the destitute people receiving this nourishment. Please join me - the time is now. - Kiril Sokoloff

Kiril Sokoloff

“We have seen a huge increase in need across the areas we are serving in Nassau, so Kiril’s gift will go a long way in our effort to assist during this difficult time. Support from Kiril Sokoloff and other private individuals during this time is much-needed and appreciated,” said Lucas Metropulos, Founder and Board Chairman of Lend a Hand Bahamas.

About Lend a Hand Bahamas

Lend a Hand Bahamas (LAHB) was founded in 2014 to address the growing need for more opportunities and activities in socio-economically disadvantaged communities of the Bahamas. The main model for community development has been created in the downtown area of Grant’s Town (Over-the-Hill) in Nassau, Bahamas where for the past two years LAHB has been working

with over 200 children and teens as well as senior citizens and adults on a variety of educational and community empowerment initiatives.

Post-Hurricane Dorian, LAHB supported evacuees that fled to Nassau as well as coordinated shipments of goods and monetary resources to Abaco and Grand Bahama. Now in yet another crisis, LAHB has stepped forward to tackle the growing food insecurity in Nassau. Since March 2020, Lend a Hand Bahamas has been supporting food relief efforts in Nassau and recently joined the National Food Distribution Task Force to assist primarily with the downtown Nassau City Zone while also assisting the communities of Adelaide Village, Gambier, and Mt. Pleasant. Learn more at www.lendahandbahamas.org .

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