JACKSONVILLE, FLA. — In the wake of the devastation left by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas, several Brightway Insurance Agencies in Florida are acting quickly to offer up their offices as collection sites to aid in recovery efforts.
“We were very fortunate to not have been directly impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Unfortunately, our neighbors in The Bahamas have been devastated, and it is going to be a very long process for recovery. We are going to do everything we can to help The Bahamas by engaging the local community to come together and help support the victims of Hurricane Dorian,” said Brightway Enterprise Owner Josh Hite, who owns Brightway locations in Boynton Beach and Lake Worth where donations are being collected.
Hurricane Dorian pummeled The Bahamas with high winds and flooding rains for over 48 hours, leaving the islands in complete ruins and survivors of the category 5 storm in desperate need of supplies.
“I’m grateful to be able to see the goodness and love in our community as we pull together, combine our resources and be of service and help our neighbors in The Bahamas,” said Brightway Agency Owner Brian Murphy, who plans to deliver supplies to boats being deployed to The Bahamas.
Below is a list of Brightway locations assisting in Hurricane Dorian relief efforts and how you can help. The cities listed below are linked to the agencies’ Facebook pages where each agency has published details on donation collection efforts.
Brightway, The Steve Trout Agency with locations in Rockledge and Indian Harbour Beach is collecting supplies to send to The Bahamas. The Rockledge office is located at 1899 Murrell Road in Suite 136, while the Indian Harbour Beach location is at 729 Pine Tree Drive.
Palm Beach County
Brightway, The Hite Agency with locations in Boynton Beach and Lake Worth has created an Amazon list where you can buy products that are needed and have them shipped to the Boynton Beach location. Items also may be dropped off at both locations and will be shipped in a container directly to The Bahamas. The Boynton Beach location is at 12361 Hagen Ranch Road in Suite 501, and the Lake Worth location is at 6616 Hypoluxo Road.
Brightway, The Charlene Rodriguez Agency in Lakeland is accepting supplies at its location at 2152 E County Road 540A through Friday, Sept. 6. Locals in the area also may drop off supplies at Sky Powersports of Lakeland at 1638 Kathleen Road.
“Before you consider returning all of your extra hurricane supplies, please help us aid those who have been greatly affected in The Bahamas by Hurricane Dorian,” Agency Owner Alex McGregor posted on her Agency’s Facebook page, along with a list of needed supplies and other details.
About Brightway Insurance
Brightway Insurance is a national property/casualty insurance distribution company with more than $612 million in annualized written premium, making it one of the largest Personal Lines agencies in the U.S.
Brightway’s focus is on producing Win, Win, Win outcomes for consumers by offering customized insurance solutions and for people wishing to sell insurance by providing business opportunities that span from single Agent to multi-unit enterprises. Regardless of the path taken, Brightway provides the support necessary to consistently outsell other insurance agents.
Brightway got its start in 2008 and has since grown to more than 900 people in 194 offices across 21 states serving customers in all 50 states.