LUDACRIS PARTNERS WITH HEADKNOWLES FOUNDATION PROVIDING PEOPLE TO PEOPLE RELIEF FOR HURRICANE DORIAN SURVIVORS
“Chris ‘Ludacris’ Bridges and The LudacrisFoundation provide Bahama families devastated by Hurricane Dorian with medical, food & water, and clothing assistance”
“The images and stories of the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas have been chilling and very sobering. People have been injured … Families have been torn apart … Homes and communities have been destroyed … and Some have lost loved ones. These survivors have immediate life-threatening and long-term needs that greatly impact their basic well-being and ability to recover. Chris wanted to respond to their call for assistance as quickly as possible. Time is of the essence, said Roberta Shields, President of The Ludacris Foundation.”
Learning about Hurricane Dorian’s devastation, we contacted Bahamian governmental agencies, local relief organizations and US relief organizations to ascertain local needs and the best manner to provide needed assistance. Specifically, we chose the HeadKnowles project, Medshare organization and World Central Kitchen to partner with to deliver supplies and services to the people of the Bahamas. ” Lia Head, Cofounder of the HeadKnowles Foundation escorted us for our 2 days Bahamas Relief mission and help us open doors and hearts in the Bahamas,” said President Roberta Shields
“A lot of people want to help the affected people but aren’t quite sure how to help and where to put their support, said Ludacris. Through our efforts we have begun by providing palates of water, food and clothing. Our initiative is one that people can see their donations at work – something very visible and tangible. I have donated $100,000 to this effort and sent my mom and plane down carrying supplies. Our team has already gathered 1,6000lbs of brand new unexpired medical supplies that was air shipped departed Tuesday. We also have organized a 40 ft container load of medical supplies and biomed equipment to be sent via ocean freight. Each day that people go without needed attention and supplies exacerbates an already horrifying situation on the ground. I welcome you to join me and contribute to support this effort. No contribution is too small … No gesture is insignificant … We need our global village to rise to the call.”
“Our intelligence told us that a significant number of the families on Abaco had evacuated to Nassau, so we flew to Freeport on our 1st trip. We also flew into Freeport, per the request of Dr. Duane Sanders, Minister of Health on Tuesday with medical supplies donated to Rand Hospital. In addition, we donated $10,000 to Chefs Around the world, to support Chef Jose’ who since day 1 of the tragedy started providing 20,000 hot meals a day. Lastly, we have a 40-foot medical supply container we are shipping to the islands after the we received input from the Minister of Health regarding what is still needed. We saw people of all races, nationalities and circumstances helping people to people. Despite seeing the deviation and hearing the traumatic stories, I was uplifted by this resilient spirit of the people I met,” said Roberta Shields.