Mission Resolve Foundation returned from Grand Bahama on Saturday evening after conducting relief efforts alongside Miami Dolphins alumni and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA).
NEMA, Mission Resolve and the Dolphins distributed food, water and additional aid relief before participating in a community gathering, which included a barbecue at the Falcon Boys Club and a pick up basketball game.
“On behalf of all of us at the Mission Resolve Foundation we can’t thank the Miami Dolphins enough for the extraordinary support and leadership they have brought to our Bahama relief efforts over the past several weeks,” said Patxi Pastor, co-founder of Mission Resolve Foundation. “We are truly honored to collaborate with this amazing team as a major part of our work with NEMA Grand Bahama, along with so many other outstanding organizations in support of the Bahamian community.”
The Miami Dolphins team, in addition to participating in the day’s relief and community activities, has made a financial donation to assist Mission Resolve in these efforts. Fifty generators were also donated by Entrepreneurs’ Organization members Xtreme Action Park and owner Aaron Parkinson, SproutLoud Media Networks, DoveHill Capital Management and Infinity Sales Group LLC. The generators arrived on the island after being shipped pro bono by Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line.
“The support of the Dolphins comes from the top. With Stephen Ross’ backing, and the organization dedicated to our efforts — a group of staff and our dedicated alumni were able to take our platform and serve this community that has supported our team for decades,” Miami Dolphins Senior Vice President of Alumni Relations Nat Moore said. “We have a community mission to level the playing field through the power of teamwork to inspire. But the resilience of Bahamian people continues to inspire us. This is a long journey ahead for the islands, but their spirit and the support of the community will help in this long-term rebuilding effort.”
Mission Resolve is dedicated to both providing acute relief support and to identifying rebuild solutions that allow reconstructed communities to sustain into the future.
“On behalf of the Prime Minister, the Government and people of The Bahamas, we are grateful to both the Mission Resolve organization and the Miami Dolphins for their generous contributions of time and resources in our time of need,” said Senator Katherine Smith, NEMA Grand Bahama coordinator. “Furthermore, I want to also acknowledge the selfless dedication and support from the many volunteers on Grand Bahama who have made this incredible operation possible, as well as the other community relief events across the island.”