Local Fire Departments Helping Hope Town Bahamas Storm Recovery

Members of the Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wilmington Fire Departments traveled by plane on Monday November 18th to the Bahamas to aid relief efforts in Hope Town, Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. Members of the Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wilmington Fire Departments traveled by plane on Monday November 18th to the Bahamas to aid relief efforts in Hope Town, Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.

Local Fire Departments Helping Hope Town Bahamas Storm Recovery Featured

By / Local News / Wednesday, 20 November 2019 19:24

By WILLARD KILLOUGH III
Managing Editor

CAROLINA BEACH - The Carolina Beach Fire Department has partnered with other area departments to help relief efforts in Hope Town, Bahamas .

Carolina Beach Fire Chief Alan Griffin and members of the Kure Beach and Wilmington Fire Departments boarded a plane on Monday morning November 18th, to fly to a location near Hope Town, and completing the trip by boat.

The team will help the Hope Town Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department in their efforts to recover from Hurricane Dorian.

Chief Griffin said the focus will be on helping repair their fire station and answering calls to give those personnel some time to work on their own homes.

In October, Chief Griffin explained, "The Fire Department there lost all of their equipment. Lost their fire truck. The fire truck they were actually using up until recently was donated from Kure Beach Fire way back in the day to them. So they approached me about doing something to raise some money, kind of Fire Department to Fire Department, Island to Island, everybody coming together to do this."

According to Chief Griffin, "The Carolina Beach, Kure Beach and Wilmington Fire Departments have come together to donate rescue equipment, another fire truck, and to send teams of volunteers to help the Hope Town Volunteer Fire & Rescue (HTVFR) and its Elbow Cay residents recover from Dorian. Our goal is to raise funds to help transport these donations and rescue volunteers to the Bahamas - Island Helping Island."

He explained the family-friendly event will take place from 12pm to 6pm on Saturday November 23rd,  in the Fisherman's parking lot adjacent to SeaWitch (at Carl Winner & Canal Drive). "

He explained, "Several local fire departments will have rescue vehicles for the kids to explore, fire prevention goodies, mascots, a bounce house and even a fun presentation about fire safety.  We will have five food booths from local restaurants that include Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar - Carolina Beach NC, Nollie's Taco Joint and Buzz's Roost at the Beach, with all food proceeds benefiting HTVFR. We will have live music all day from Elliott Smith, Cheap Cool and Just Yesterday. There will be amazing raffle items and prizes that will be announced in the weeks prior to Nov. 23. Immediately following our #CBBC event, at 8pm, SeaWitch Cafe' & Tiki Bar will host the finale concert for all to attend, featuring Machine Gun."

 

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