One Love Bahamas a Benefit Concert to Aid in Recovery & Rebuilding of the Bahamas
Hurricane Dorian wrecked havoc on the Bahamas just a few months ago and became the most intense and worst natural disaster in the country’s history, taking the lives of at least 63 people. With the tropical island just a mere 90 miles off the Florida coast, the well-known tropical islands have been host to many American travelers who have enjoyed the country’s spectacular beaches and rich Bahamian culture. In an effort to help our beloved neighbors to the east, One Love Bahamas, a benefit concert, is set to take place on Saturday November 23, at 5:00 p.m. at the Pompano Beach Amphitheater in Florida.
The mega-lineup includes a rock-heavy lineup along with other acts from the pop and reggae genres. Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Cheap Trick will headline the festival that includes other notable rock bands including Zebra, Sebastian Bach, Foghat, Steelheart, Blandini, BBS Allstars, pop icon Aaron Carter and legends of reggae Inner Circle.
One Love Bahamas was created to benefit the aid recovery and rebuilding efforts in the Bahamas. Although there has been tremendous support not only from South Florida but also from across the nation, there are still specific needs that have yet to be met. The benefit concert is a way for those who love music to attend the concert with proceeds going to aid and recovery efforts. One unique way donations and event proceeds will be deployed to aid in rebuilding is to purchase, distribute and install packaged reverse osmosis units that will convert sea water into fresh potable water to areas where there is no infrastructure. These units will consist of a small generator for producing the power to run the reverse osmosis units, the reverse osmosis device itself, and a large tank to store the water. Each unit is capable of producing 1,500 to 1,800 gallons of water a day. The average cost of each unit is approximately $7,500, and it’s estimated that there is a need for at least 100 units to meet the needs of those who require fresh drinking water.
If you are not able to attend the concert, donations are being accepted through the official OneLoveBahamas.org website.