Statement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs On The Bahamas Hurricane Restoration Fund

Posted on: October 13, 2016

coat of armsStatement from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs 
On The Bahamas Hurricane Restoration Fund
 
For Immediate Release 
 
13 October 2016 
 
As a result of an inaccurate and unauthorized social media post by one of our staff members concerning the legitimacy of the Bahamas Hurricane Restoration Fund, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs wishes to reaffirm the authenticity of this Fund.  We requested the unauthorized post to be taken down and we have been informed that it has been removed.  However, shared copies may still appear on line. 
 
In our press statement released on the 12th of October we advised persons in the United States who wish to make tax exempt donations towards the hurricane relief effort to do so via the Bahamas Hurricane Restoration Fund.  For the avoidance of doubt, we repeat the statement.
 
We stand by our previous statement and today we again advise persons who are US citizens or residents and who wish to make tax exempt contributions to the hurricane fund, may make donations via the Bahamas Hurricane Restoration Fund. This is a legitimate organization playing an important role within the post Hurricane Matthew relief and restoration effort.  
Any questions or concerns about donating to the relief effort can be sent to: mofabahamas@bahamas.gov.bs
 
Again The Ministry takes this opportunity to thank everyone for their prayers, generosity and expressions of support.  
 
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