City of Miami, Fla., July 1, 2020 — During the Month of June, Beacon For Change, Inc. assisted in the coordination and distribution of 10,000 surgical masks to the Bahamian government. The masks were part of a donation program coordinated by the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami in response to COVID-19 safety efforts.
Last week, approximately 10,000 surgical masks were delivered to Freeport, Bahamas to distribute to first responders and the Bahamian National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA). The delivery was coordinated by Sonless Martin, Jr., Chairman of Beacon For Change, Inc. and shipped via Fowlco Import in two 3,500 boxes and one 3,000 box packaged.
“It was a great team effort, we’re so thankful for the donation in this time of need.” Martin, Jr., explained. Martin described the phone call he received from Sara Ling-Hsin Chen, Deputy Director General from the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Miami on May 28th, “We want to help. We have one (1) million masks we want to give out. Can you help us coordinate?”.
About Beacon For Change, Inc. Beacon for Change is a 501(c)3 organization, based in Miami with a mission to support impacted communities within the Bahamas and all walks of life. For over 10 years, Beacon For Change has been working hand-in-hand with local communities, businesses, civic organizations, funders, and Bahamian leadership to help create change and opportunity for the people of the Bahamas. Beacon For Change has helped thousands of people survive some of life’s toughest challenges and move toward a stronger and more resilient future. Our work provides lifesaving food, secure housing, emergency relief, and education opportunities so we build strength today for our community tomorrow.