The Carnival Corporation including its nine cruise brands has delivered 10 million pounds of supplies to the hurricane hit Bahamas.
Carnival Cruise Brand Deliver 10 Million Pounds of Aid
Carnival pulled up its sleeves with hurricane relief efforts for the Bahamas and the cruise company which owns a total of nine cruise brands has announced 10 million pounds of food and supplies has been delivered.
The relief program started on September 4 which is three days after the category 5 Hurricane Dorian devastated Grand Bahama and Abaco islands. In partnership with Tropical Shipping over 250 shipping containers have been filled and delivered. By working with the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) in the Bahamas the aid has been distributed to the residents.
Roger Frizzell, chief communications officer for Carnival Corporation, said:
“We are so appreciative of all the individuals and organizations that moved with such a sense of urgency and heartfelt concern to collect and drop off a remarkable volume of donations in a very short amount of time, all of which were delivered when needed most in the immediate aftermath of the storm.”
“It is truly inspiring to see so many people and organizations come together to help others in a time of need. We extend our deepest appreciation to everyone involved with the program. The donations have made and are making a big difference for our neighbors in The Bahamas.”
The company will continue to support the region now that the huge relief program was concluded on September 27 which included donations involving partners. A huge new port development was given the green light on Grand Bahama island which will bring new jobs to the island and a new project at Half Moon Cay, a private island in the Bahamas.
The effort will continue in other ways too as Carnival Corporation and Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation have pledged $2 million in the support of rebuilding the Bahamas and helping those residents. The philanthropic arm, Carnival Foundation, are among those providing support to Chef Jose Andres’s World Central Kitchen, which is serving more than 25,000 meals per day to people throughout The Bahamas. As of September 24, the charity has provided over 500,000 meals throughout the Bahamas.
Cruise lines will continue to stay committed to the Bahamas with a total of six Carnival-owned operators sailings to the region during the 2029-2020 season.