Lucaya International School (LIS) Interact Club President Quincy Gordon Jr., this past Thursday, May 10 presented a donation to the Grand Bahama Emergency Water Relief Foundation (Rotary Water Plant) during the Rotary Club of Freeport weekly meeting at Ruby Swiss Restaurant.
Mike Stafford, Rotary Water Plant Manager happily accepted the funds, which Gordon revealed were derived from numerous fund-raising initiatives spearheaded by the LIS Interact Club.
“Certainly, we were elated to receive a communication from LIS Interact Club President Quincy, who had conducted several fund-raisers within his school with proceeds to aid the efforts of the Rotary Water Plant.
“The entire Grand Bahama community from east to west following a natural disaster is allowed to get fresh, clean drinking water from the Rotary Water Plant and with the beginning of the Atlantic Hurricane Season less than three weeks away, it is important for us to ensure that the facility remains in optimal standard in the event of a catastrophe such as tropical storms and hurricanes.
“The mandate of Rotary International is to render service above self and definitely Quincy and the members of the LIS Interact Club knows how important the Rotary Water Plant is to the community.
“Of course everyone across the length and breadth of Grand Bahama and The Bahamas at large should ensure that they have begun executing their tropical storm and hurricane preparatory plans stocking up on non-perishable food items, water and other essential supplies.
“The Rotary Water Plant is up and ready to provide service to the community in the event, God forbid, we should be impacted by a tropical storm, tornado and/or hurricane,” said Stafford, who went on to state that he only accepted the donation based on the caveat that the LIS Interact Club would come to the facilities on a Saturday to assist with maintenance, learn how the plant systems operate and provide aid prior to and in the aftermath of a hurricane should one strike.
Thrilled to lend support to the Rotary Water Plant and the Grand Bahama community at large, the LIS Interact Club president revealed he is sensitive to the fact that The Bahamas is a nation that is greatly affected by hurricane and tropical cyclone systems hence any aid that could be provided to help alleviate the strain placed on the public, as the plant does is an initiative worth supporting.
Several movie nights were held at the school by the LIS Interact Club to raise funds as well as Interacters sold popsicles, soft drinks and other items and Gordon was delighted to present the Rotary Water Plant manager with a $500.00 check donation courtesy of the club’s hard work and unwavering efforts to simply render assistance.