Several residents of Cayman Brac have had their homes restored and property cleaned as a result of two efforts launched by local developer Lindsay Scott.
For weeks after Hurricane Paloma, a team of workers from Atlantic Star Ltd. rebuilt damaged houses supported by donations from AL Thompson’s Brac Relief Fund.
Patrons of the local store donated funds for the purchase and transportation of building materials to Cayman Brac for use by the Atlantic Star team.
‘We got substantial donations from Debbie and Myron Gushlak, and Frank and Sharon Banks especially,’ said Mr. Scott, adding that every donation made, no matter how small, had aided the project.
‘I want to solicit people, also, to continue to donate to the [AL Thompson’s] account so we can keep up these efforts,’ he said.
The project resulted in the re-roofing of 18 houses in as few as three weeks.
Another clean-up effort was started after Mr. Scott sent out a call to action for local youth.
On 19 December, a group of teachers and students from Cayman Prep and High School, and Cayman International School travelled to Cayman Brac to assist in the clean-up efforts.
The following day, a group of Rotaracts flew to Cayman Brac and cleaned from 6am, only returning to Grand Cayman after midnight. The group tackled damaged areas in and around Watering Place.