Cruise Planners Collects One Ton of Supplies for Bahamas Relief

Fred and Marke from Food For The Poor pick up the donations made by the Cruise Planners home office team. // Photo by Cruise Planners

Cruise Planners, an American Express Travel Representative, and its non-profit organization CP Cares, have partnered with Food For The Poor to provide humanitarian aid to the Bahamas, which suffered heavy damage to Grand Bahama and the Abacos during Hurricane Dorian.

Food For The Poor is one of the largest organizations that provides swift and efficient targeted relief for those affected by catastrophes and the impoverished in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. It has a warehouse located in Coconut Creek, Florida, and a network of trusted partner organizations positioned in place to directly ship and distribute the goods in the Bahamas.
 
Cruise Planners home office team members donated cases of water, boxes of diapers, first aid kits, hygiene products, cleaning supplies, non-perishable goods, pet food and other high-demand necessities. The total collected goods weighed in at 2,201 pounds. 

Food For The Poor sent 17 shipments along with Cruise Planners’ collection, and it has been distributed by their trusted partners to the people of the Bahamas most impacted.

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The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism is encouraging travelers to continue visiting 14 of the country’s most-visited islands, which are unaffected and open for business. This includes Nassau, capital of the Bahamas, and Paradise Island, Eleuthera and Harbour Island, Andros, Bimini, Berry Islands, the Exumas, Cat Island, San Salvador, Rum Cay, Long Island, Acklins/Crooked Island, Mayaguana and Inagua. The Bahamas consist of a chain of approximately 700 islands and cays spread out more than 500 miles in the Atlantic Ocean.

CP Cares has pledged to donate $10,000 to help the long-term recovery and rebuilding efforts and is requesting monetary donations from their nationwide network of Cruise Planners travel advisors, family and friends to match the $10,000 pledge by the end of October.

The company will also be supporting the relief efforts at Cruise Planners’ annual Convention this upcoming November in South Florida.

Donate through https://foodforthepoor.org/cpcares.

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