A RELIEF effort being organised by HeadKnowles is gathering momentum on Saturday with appeals for essential items to be distributed to those on the Family Islands who are in "dire need" after suffering the effects of Hurricane Joaquin.
Between 2pm and 6pm at Island Cellular, Rosetta Street, Palmdale, Lia Head-Rigby and Gina Knowles, the principals of HeadKnowles, will appeal for and accept much-needed supplies. 100 Jamz and Y98FM, the Radio House stations, will be donating their services by broadcasting live from the venue to help the relief effort, with Saraan and JJ McKenzie helping to publicise the initiative.
New Oriental Laundry locations at Prince Charles Drive, Mackey Street, Golden Gates and Cable Beach have set up donation bins on behalf of HeadKnowles for gently used or new clothes and shoes, blankets, water, non-perishable food and snacks such as canned food and rice, baby items, toiletries and pet supplies including cat and dog food.
The organisation is asking for people with trucks to pick up the donations and take them to Furniture Plus' distribution centre, where volunteers will be needed to pack up items for shipment to the affected islands.
HeadKnowles is also appealing for cash donations for gas for planes and lumber for house repairs. The organisation says it has been contacted by many large companies such as Milo Butler.
For more information visit https://www.youcaring.com/bringing-relief-to-our-families-in-the-bahamas-443717