Photo shows: Members of the RBDFs Military Aid to Civilian Authority render assistance to the members of the United Faith Ministries International, Fire Trail Road on Wednesday November 25, 2020. (RBDF Photo by Force Chief Petty Officer Jonathan Rolle)

As the Royal Bahamas Defence Force continues to enforce the Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King’s strategic intent to enhancing responsiveness to the security environment nationally and regionally, members of the Military Aid to Civilian Authority gave a helping hand to assist members of a local community on Wednesday, November 25, 2020.

Led by Senior Lieutenant Edward Fritz, the men and women assisted members of the United Faith Ministries International, Fire Trail Road, in preparation for the church’s annual Thanksgiving luncheon. The team of Marines was instrumental in pitching a tent that will be used in the feeding of the community, and also delivering food items to be prepared at another location.

According to Mrs. Linda Smith, Operation Chairman for the church’s Thanksgiving committee, the luncheon is an annual paid event, but because of the pandemic the country is currently facing, meals would be given to the community. She also expressed her gratefulness to the Officers and Marines who assisted them tremendously.

“On behalf of our pastor, Apostle Phalmon Ferguson, I wish to thank the Commodore for allowing his men and women to assist us in this venture”, said Mrs. Smith. “The help is greatly needed, and I hope that you partner with us in the near future, because this is something we do at least two to three times a year”.

Lieutenant Commander Andrew Bowe, Commanding Officer for Military Aid to Civilian Authority, thanked the team for their efforts on behalf of Commodore King, and commended them as they continue to give helping hands where needed

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