Hurricane Dorian Relief Efforts in South Florida
FT. LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Oct. 9, 2019) – In response to the Bahamas’ overwhelming need in the wake of Hurricane Dorian, Steve Suddath, Chairman of the Board for The Suddath Companies connected the Fort Lauderdale team with Albury Brothers Boats, McCulley Marine Services and DAK Recycling to collect and load relief supplies to areas in the Bahamas that were affected.
Suddath® Van Operator JC Rivera and crew member Gustavo Reyes made multiple trips to West Palm Beach and Ft. Pierce, Florida to pick up supplies and donations that were loaded onto a barge being transported to Freeport. The 600-ton barge is making back-to-back trips delivering much-needed pallets of supplies to help local residents.
The team South Florida is continuing its efforts, partnering with United Way of Broward County, Feeding South Florida and Broward County Public Schools. The team is continuing to pick up and deliver supplies, including much needed medicines.
“Our friends and neighbors in the Bahamas suffered catastrophic losses during Hurricane Dorian. Suddath wanted to step up, commit resources and do our part to aid the recovery,” said Nick Christian, Vice President and General Manager, Suddath Ft. Lauderdale.
“Over several days, we loaded critical, time-sensitive supplies including medicine, food, generators and water purification units - from donation collection centers and delivered them to sea barges, consolidation warehouses and airports for transport.”
Fort Lauderdale’s efforts are part of Suddath’s larger company-wide commitment to disaster relief.