The Winding Bay FUND
From Hurricane Relief To Ongoing Support
Following Hurricane Dorian which devastated the Abaco Islands in 2019, including areas near The Abaco Club owned by Southworth Development, the company launched the Abaco-Winding Bay Relief Fund—a 501c(3) organization. Members, including Joe Deitch and other corporate leadership, raised more than $3 million dollars to help evacuate and house displaced staff and their families and to help Abaconians with assistance for housing, transportation, clothing, medical needs, therapy and more.
Although we closed out the hurricane relief fund in 2023, our strive to create a greater community in Abaco continues with the Winding Bay Fund, overseen by our dedicated member board. The impacts of the Winding Bay Fund have been truly remarkable. Through generous member donations, we can provide scholarships and educational grants to deserving students, ease the financial burden of funeral expenses for bereaved families, offer vital support for individuals facing medical challenges, and initiate community outreach programs that foster a stronger and more inclusive society.