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The Eagles’ Wings Foundation provides emergency support to local government agencies affected by disaster impact.

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As communities recover from disaster impact, the Eagles’ Wings Foundation provides support every step of the way.

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All services provided by the Eagles’ Wings Foundation are completed by a 100% volunteer staff of first responders.

Fire Station Ribbon Cutting North Abaco

 

In a continuation of its mission to help Abaco, Bahamas recover from Hurricane Dorian, Eagles Wings, with the invaluable assistance of the Community Foundation of the Palm Beaches and the Ilsababy Foundation, completed two more major projects.  On July 8, 2021, the Chief Island Administrator for Abaco organized and hosted a dedication ceremony for a brand new fire station and a dual-purpose, Command Center (located at the S.C. Bootle High School).  More than 50 government officials and local dignitaries attended the event.  The event was a great success!

The Minister of State over the Ministry of Disaster Preparedness, Management, and Reconstruction, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Member of Parliament for the North District of Abaco, plus the Chief Island Administrator spoke at the formal gathering and praised Eagles Wings, aka Pathfinders Task Force, in addition to the Community Foundation and Ilsababy Foundation, for the substantial donations.  Until these two projects were completed, the North Abaco never had either type of facility to help with emergency and disaster responses.  The Command Center also is the first of its kind in the Family Islands, and it serves now as a model for other locations, given that its primary purpose is as a year round classroom at a public school, quickly able to transform into a Command Center whenever one is needed.

 

Speakers at the formal dedication also lauded praises on to Pathfinders Task Force, listing a long history of disaster responses dating back to 1999 in the team’s many deployments into the Bahamas to assist NEMA with short term emergency response assistance, starting back with Cat 5 Hurricane Floyd. Each speaker also brought up anecdotal memories of how Scott Lewis, the founder of Eagles Wings, had given so much of his own personal time and effort to help so many over so many decades of service. The Director of the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) also had flown in for the special occasion, and he shared his memories as well.

This wonderful effort follows two years of donations from Eagles Wings with all of its many partners focused on helping rebuilding schools, supporting clinics, volunteer fire stations, re-building public docks, delivering eight, large industrial generators, 1,400 rolls of peel and stick roofing, dozens of pallets of drywall and roof shingles, school supplies for all 18 public schools on Grand Bahamas, and 22 shipping containers loaded with over $1 million in donated goods.

With such a terrific reception, Eagles Wings committed to completing several technology improvements in its continuing effort to focus on the long-term recovery of the Abacos and Grand Bahamas.  Eagles Wings also will work towards completing a Tech School building which still stands as an abandoned shell at the high school’s main entrance.  Pathfinders Task Force also will, of course, be there again when called!

 

 

 

 

  1. Ongoing Hurricane Dorian Relief Update — Bahamas

    Posted By: John Simion on November 4 2019, 10:58 PM

    ONGOING WORK UPDATE 11-4-19 – WE NEED YOUR HELP: On September 1, the eye of Hurricane Dorian made landfall on the Abaco Islands with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph, making it the strongest hurricane on record to affect the Bahamas. On September 2, the eye of Dorian moved over the eastern end of Grand […]

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  2. Hurricane Dorian Update 9-4-19

    Posted By: John Simion on September 4 2019, 2:04 PM

    The Eagles Wings Foundation has sent a recon flight to the Bahamas today to check on locations where our fleet of 50 planes can land and deliver supplies to both Abaco and Grand Bahama Island. Here is a video showing the incredible devastation from the hurricane: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LZCptsYj27o To donate funds to help out with the […]

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  3. Hurricane Dorian

    Posted By: admin on September 1 2019, 8:32 PM

        Hurricane Dorian is set to be the most catastrophic storm to hit the Bahamas in recorded history. With hurricane winds subsiding hopefully by Wednesday morning, the Eagles’ Wings Foundation based in West Palm Beach, Florida is preparing to deploy an advanced team into Abaco, Bahamas to begin emergency response operations. The vulnerable population […]

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  4. Hurricane Florence Preparations

    Posted By: admin on September 11 2018, 7:26 PM

    The Pathfinders Task Force is preparing to deploy to the Carolinas for Hurricane Florence. We will be using Virtual Badge to help assist local responders and will be performing incident management duties as well as assisting with activities such as Points of Distribution, Search and Rescue, and Volunteer Management. If you would like to help […]

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  5. Volunteers

    Posted By: admin on July 23 2018, 4:56 PM

    The Eagles’ Wings Foundation is currently recruiting volunteers to support disaster response operations for the 2018 Hurricane Season! All of our missions are conducted by a 100% volunteer workforce, and we are always looking to expand our team of experienced first responders.   If you are interested in deploying with the Eagles’ Wings Foundation, please […]

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Emergency Management Professionals

Mass Care: The Eagles’ Wings Foundation provides local government agencies with emergency support for mass-care operations by combining spontaneous volunteers with professional first responders to create a force-multiplying effect for disaster response operations.

Training: Since 1999, the Eagles’ Wings Foundation has developed several Best Practices for managing spontaneous volunteers during disaster response operations, and provides training for local government agencies that wish to improve utilization of this invaluable resource during emergency operations.

Volunteer: 100% of missions conducted by the Eagles’ Wings Foundation are managed by first responder volunteers who dedicate their service to communities in need.