News by Freeport News reporter Abria Cooper

The Rotary International organization in Grand Bahama has reportedly received over $1 million dollars in donations for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts, revealed a report during the weekly luncheon meeting on Tuesday, February 11, when members from the five clubs – Freeport, Lucaya, Sunrise, Sunset and Grand Bahama – came together for an update on their Hurricane Dorian relief and reconstruction efforts.  

Rotary District Governor Lisbeth Knowles disclosed that $1.3 million in donations was received to date. “We have received about $1.3 million so far – $700,000 and $600,000) through the Robbins Fund through our District,” she added. The Robbins Fund, was established over 20 years ago to aid in disaster recovery efforts.

Knowles also spoke about the significance of the meeting that day. “We wanted to get all the Rotary Clubs together, they’ve been working so hard.” She added that they wanted to show the members and volunteers exactly what their hard work has accomplished in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. The presentation included videos and vital information, including the amount of funds the clubs have received and how that money was spent. 

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