BAMSI gives bananas to assist persons affected by Hurricane Matthew…

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Executive Director of Great Commission Ministries International Minalee Hanchell (centre) was on hand to receive BAMSI’s bananas. She said the agency typically feeds some 300 persons a day, but as a result of Matthew they have experienced an increase in the number of persons seeking assistance. Also pictured are members of the BAMSI’s distribution team, Devontae Thurston (left) and Cambridge Cooper (right)
Executive Director of Great Commission Ministries International Minalee Hanchell (centre) was on hand to receive BAMSI’s bananas. She said the agency typically feeds some 300 persons a day, but as a result of Matthew they have experienced an increase in the number of persons seeking assistance. Also pictured are members of the BAMSI’s distribution team, Devontae Thurston (left) and Cambridge Cooper (right)

Nassau, New Providence – The Bahamas Agriculture and Marine Science Institute (BAMSI) has donated 30 cases of bananas to local charities across New Providence to help those who experienced the devastating effects of Hurricane Matthew. Alaasis Braynen, BAMSI’s general manager, said in the wake of the category four storm which left many Bahamians struggling to put the pieces of their lives back together, BAMSI recognized the urgency of the need and moved to quickly support the communities it serves.

The agriculture-based Institute – which focuses on food security and the implementation of sustainable agriculture practices through the four-pronged approach of academic upgrade, research and domestic farming, outreach programmes and marine farming – wanted to respond to the call for action in the best way it could: feeding those in need with healthy food, locally grown.

Among the agencies that received bananas were the Ranfurly Home for Children and Great Commission Ministries International.

Making sure the nation’s most vulnerable are protected and supported, BAMSI donated bananas to The Ranfurly Home for Children, which currently houses some 26 residents. Pictured from left are Cambridge Cooper, BAMSI’s distribution team member; Judyanne Hepburn, supervisor with the Ranfurly Home and Devontae Thurston, a member of BAMSI’s distribution team.
Making sure the nation’s most vulnerable are protected and supported, BAMSI donated bananas to The Ranfurly Home for Children, which currently houses some 26 residents. Pictured from left are Cambridge Cooper, BAMSI’s distribution team member; Judyanne Hepburn, supervisor with the Ranfurly Home and Devontae Thurston, a member of BAMSI’s distribution team.