In a remarkable demonstration of solidarity, the Royal Bahamas Defence Force (RBDF), in collaboration with the RBDF Chaplaincy Office and Thanksgiving Committee members, orchestrated a groundbreaking community give-back effort. The initiative, the first of its kind, unfolded on Tuesday, November 21, at HMBS Coral Harbour Base, bringing together various departments and sub-sections in the spirit of thanksgiving to support those in need during this season of giving via a fund-raising event among officers and marines who donated groceries for a charitable cause.
Dubbed The Thanksgiving Cabana Competition, held under the theme “In All Things We Give Thanks,” the event was a creative expression of gratitude and a heartfelt effort to make a positive impact on the community. The competition saw enthusiastic participation from members of the RBDF, and the outpouring of support exceeded all expectations. The joy and camaraderie among the service members was a testament to the generosity and compassion that defines the Royal Bahamas Defence Force.
Part proceeds of this initiative were presented to Bishop Lawrence Rolle at the International Deliverance Praying Ministry, Second Street the Grove on Wednesday, November 22nd. Making the donation of non-perishable items on behalf of Commander Defence Force, Commodore Raymond King was Captain Shonedel Pinder. Following the presentation, RBDF personnel along with Force Chaplain Raymond Wells assisted in distributing meals to residents.
Bishop Lawrence Rolle expressed his gratitude for the meaningful donation, noting that this act of kindness from the Royal Bahamas Defence Force is a true embodiment of the spirit of Thanksgiving and a commitment to making a positive impact in the community.
The Royal Bahamas Defence Force remains dedicated to fostering a sense of community and contributing to the well-being of the Bahamian people. The success of this inaugural initiative has set a precedent for future community-focused endeavors, underscoring the RBDF’s commitment to service beyond the call of duty.
(Photos by: Marine Seaman Rickey Sealey/Marine Seaman Tenaj Wallace)