Raising Cane's to match donations for Hurricane Dorian relief

Staff Writer
Gonzales Weekly Citizen
Hurricane Dorian caused unprecedented damage to the Bahamas earlier this month.

Hurricane Dorian has taken a catastrophic toll on the Bahamas, so Raising Cane's is mobilizing to help aid in the recovery efforts.

Initial estimates indicate that more than 50,000 homes were damaged across several of the islands. Likewise, other buildings such as schools and hospitals were destroyed.

To help the post-disaster recovery efforts, Raising Cane's has pledged to match every "text-to-give" donation or online donation made to Abaco Outreach powered by SBP through Oct. 15, 2019. Simply text "Dorian20" to 501501 to donate $20 or donate any dollar amount online here and Raising Cane's will match it up to $100,000. Donations are tax deductible.

"Being from Louisiana, we know the devastation from hurricanes all too well," said Raising Cane's Founder & CEO Todd Graves. "Our friends in the Bahamas need our help and Raising Cane’s wants to do what we can. We believe in the good work of SBP and Abaco Outreach, and want to support their efforts on the ground in the Bahamas providing immediate support and helping accelerate the recovery."

Together, Abaco Outreach and SBP are a strong partnership that blends knowledge of the islands with 14 years of experience in post-disaster recovery.

"Logistics continue to be an overwhelming challenge across the islands, but SBP Abaco Outreach is nimble thanks to generous donors like Raising Cane's and its loyal Caniacs," said Elizabeth Egle SBP Chief Development Officer. "SBP has been able to provide necessities to areas in need quickly and efficiently. In just the first week following the storm, we delivered 40+ tons of supplies – from medical scrubs to solar-powered generators – to Grand Bahama and across the Abaco islands."

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