Let’s get on board with this, OK?
The Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Association (AFFGA) is spearheading a RECONSTRUCTION FUND to benefit fly fishing guides and the accommodating establishments that cater to fly fishing anglers that lost their ability to make a living because of the destruction in the Southern Bahamas from Hurricane Joaquin.
AFFGA is working with world-wide industry members and partners to raise funds and has organized a Bahamian Advisory Board to help get the word out to those affected. The board will help gather relevant data regarding the requirements of those in the affected areas who are in need of assistance to rebuild their fly fishing businesses.
Once an assessment of the specific needs of the individuals affected by the storm are known AFGGA will reach out to our partners who may be able to help fulfill their requirements in order to alleviate some of the pain of the rebuilding process. Your donations may pay for materials and equipment or be awarded as cash to recipients based on need.
Anglers and Industry partners, we need your help to make this happen!
You may make donations via PayPal at www.affga.org Please indicate RECONSTRUCTION FUND or HURRICANE RELIEF as the purpose. Or you can mail checks made payable to Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Association to the following address:
Abaco Fly Fishing Guides Association
c/o GB Express Exports Inc.
610 SW 34th St. Suite 107
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315
Your generous donations will be distributed by the Board of Directors of AFFGA based on the needs expressed by those affected with the intent of helping as many people as possible. A full accounting of donations and expenditures will be made within three months.
AFFGA Board of Directors:
AFFGA Reconstruction Fund Advisory Board:
Mr. Gregory Bethel, Senior Economist, Department of Marine Resources
Mr. Benjamin Pratt, Senior Manager, Ministry of Tourism
Ms. Cheryl Bastian, Vice President, Bahamas Out Island Promotion Board
Rev. Felton Rolle, Owner, Salina Point Bonefish Lodge, Acklins
Mrs. Arnette Chisholm, Owner, Chester’s Highway Inn Bonefish Lodge, Acklins *
Mr. Nevin Knowles, Owner, Long Island Bonefish Lodge, Long Island *
Shavonne Davrville, Owner, Gems of Paradise, Long Island * * still trying to make contact to confirm participation
If you need further information, please contact Cindy Pinder at 561-202-8575 or via email firstname.lastname@example.org. LIKE US ON FACE BOOK – ABACO FLY FISHING GUIDES ASSOCIATION to keep up to date on progress. Please spread the word throughout the fishing world as we need your help to rebuild the fly fishing industry in the Southern Bahamas. Thank you!