Combined efforts of Damianos Sotheby's International Realty and One Sotheby's International Realty raises nearly $80K for Hurricane Dorian relief in 24 hours

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September 03, 2019

NASSAU, The Bahamas (Sept. 3, 2019) — In just under 24 hours, Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty and ONE Sotheby’s International Realty in Miami have raised approximately $80,000 from 252 donors through a GoFundMe campaign, all of which will go directly toward disaster relief in Abaco.

“As the storm continues to wreak havoc on our country, we are receiving constant updates from our friends and families in Abaco and Grand Bahama. The news is completely devastating, and hard to even comprehend,” said Lana Rademaker, Chief Brokerage Officer for Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty. “We are thankful to the members of our ONE Sotheby’s International Realty family in Miami for this assistance in channeling donations to The Bahamas.”

In addition to the donations coming from private individuals, The Winslow Family and the Sands Family Foundation will match, dollar for dollar, all donations up to $100,000, doubling every single donation received. Monies will be used to purchase critical supplies such as diapers, baby food, tarps, clothing, water, fuel, food and medical supplies.  

“This is just the beginning of the recovery and aid efforts and it’s a powerful start,” said Rademaker said. “We will continue to work with organizations globally and locally and assist in any way we can as a company and as individuals. There is not one person in our Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty family who is not being affected by Hurricane Dorian. Every single dollar donated is of utmost importance and value.”

In addition to acting as drop-off points for supplies and donations, Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty will be accepting donations via PayPal for those who are abroad, or unable to get out onto the roads due to flooding. The link for PayPal Donations can be accessed here:
Name: Damianos Sotheby’s International RealtyEmail: Phone: +1 242 362 4211

The link for GoFundMe Donations can be made here:
Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty phone lines are working. Should anyone have questions, please call (242) 362-4211 or (242) 322-2305 or email at Below is a list of the items that are most in need at this time:
Tarps – any size


Canned Goods

Meals Ready to Eat (MRE’s)

Hygiene and Feminine Kits

First Aid Kits

Large Trash Bags• Mosquito Repellant


Chlorine Tablets

Non-Perishable Dry Goods

Cleaning Supplies (mops, buckets, towels, disinfectants)


Water Containers

Chain Saws


Household Cleaning Kits

Baby Supplies (wipes, juice, food, diapers, formula)


Flashlights / Batteries

Animal Food 


About Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty

Damianos Sotheby’s International Realty has 10 offices located throughout the islands of the Bahamas, providing unsurpassed market knowledge of Abaco, Eleuthera, Harbour Island, Exuma, Nassau, Paradise Island, Ocean Club Estates, Lyford Cay, Old Fort Bay, Albany and Private Islands. Head office 75 Shirley Street, Nassau. For additional information, please contact 242-322-2305 or info

About Sotheby’s International Realty

The Sotheby’s International Realty network currently has approximately 22,000 affiliated independent sales associates located in over 970 offices in 72 countries and territories worldwide.  Each office is independently owned and operated.

News date : 09/03/2019    Category : Hurricane, About Bahamians, Community/Charity, Environment, Press Releases, Weather, World News

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