Helping Abaco, One Bottle of Rum at a Time

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As Abaco continues to work on its recovery from the impact of Hurricane Dorian, there’s a new way to chip in. 

Rum company Papa’s Pilar has partnered with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation to create “Papa’s Pilar Relief & Rebuild,” a program to raise awareness for and support relief efforts in the Abaco Islands of The Bahamas that were devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

For every bottle of Papa’s Pilar Blonde and Dark Rum sold within Florida, Papa’s Pilar said it would donate $5 and $10 respectively to support the relief and rebuilding of the Abacos.

“Papa’s Pilar is inspired by Ernest Hemingway and strives to support causes that carry on his legacy,” said Mike Myatt, Papa’s Pilar Chief Communities & Conservation Officer. “We have a deep connection to the Abaco Islands’ people and culture, and through our program with the Guy Harvey Ocean Foundation, we hope to support those affected by the horrific devastation of Hurricane Dorian as they begin to rebuild their lives, homes and businesses.”

In addition to the donation program running through 2019, Papa’s Pilar and Guy Harvey will be working with relief partners to develop an ongoing recovery and rebuilding program for the Abaco Islands in 2020 and beyond.

“The Bahamas, including the Abaco Islands, are true treasures, both ecologically and culturally,” said Guy Harvey. “Being from the Caribbean and having dealt with powerful storms like Dorian, I know first-hand that it will take a conjoined effort to rebuild these communities, and we are happy to partner with Papa’s Pilar to make a significant, positive difference.”

— CJ

 

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