Nassau, The Bahamas – For countless Bahamian families, the past several months have presented more than its fair share of challenges. From Hurricane Dorian, which devastated homes and businesses in the Northern Bahamas, to the Covid-19 pandemic, which shuttered scores of businesses throughout the country sending hardworking Bahamians to the unemployment line, many families have found themselves in dire straits.

Bahamian Brewery & Beverage (BBB) Company and Tito’s Handmade Vodka are sponsoring Lend A Hand Bahamas (LAHB) as they work to bring relief to hundreds of families who have been severely impacted financially. “We are extremely proud of the work that Lend A Hand is doing to help feed Bahamians,” stated Wellington Seymour, BBB Executive Marketing Manager.  “As the country’s Truly Bahamian Beverage company along with one of our top brands, Tito’s Handmade Vodka, we are humbled to be in a position to help the organization provide even more assistance to Bahamian families in this crucial time.”

Last week, BBB and Tito’s Handmade Vodka made a donation to LAHB, adding to the brand’s series of global philanthropic efforts launched to combat the economic fallout from Covid-19. “We love the fact that LAHB has been so instrumental in addressing the needs of the local communities,” explained Tito’s Brand Manager at BBB, Joel Smith. “It was important to us that whatever donations we made would get directly into the hands of people who are most vulnerable and in the need of assistance.” 

Launched in 2014, Lend A Hand Bahamas (LAHB) quickly developed a reputation for providing help and hope to residents of inner-city communities around New Providence. Through its Lewis Street community center, the organization launched a series of educational focused programs for school-aged youth while also offering life-skills training to job seekers. Those programs have been outdone by the group’s widely successful feeding and food distribution initiatives which have assisted families throughout the island Feeding thousands of vulnerable people weekly has become the success of LAHB. These programs quickly caught the attention of both Tito’s Handmade Vodka and BBB who reached out to offer additional assistance.

“We are very grateful to Tito’s Handmade Vodka and to BBB for this generous donation,” said LAHB board member Shelagh Pritchard. “These funds will go a long way toward providing food and care packages for the hundreds of families that have come to rely on us.”

Already, the organization is making arrangements to facilitate back to school efforts for the upcoming fall term and will continue to offer a variety of educational programs – all while adhering to health and social distancing protocols. People interested in the work of Lend A Hand Bahamas, or families who may be in need are encouraged to visit their website at https://www.lendahandbahamas.org/