WaterStep, Captain’s Quarters raise $12,000 for Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas

Captain's Quarters raises $12,000 for WaterStep to benefit Bahamas

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WAVE) - Helping people in the Bahamas hit by Hurricane Dorian was as easy as enjoying good music, delicious food and cool cocktails at Captain’s Quarters on Sunday.

The restaurant in Prospect raised $12,000 at its CQ Music Festival to benefit WaterStep, a local organization that helps provide clean water to countries dealing with natural disasters.

Cleaning up after mother nature is a challenge that owner Andrew Masterson said he knows all too well.

The restaurant asked for donations at the door, 100 percent of which are going to Bahamas relief.
The restaurant asked for donations at the door, 100 percent of which are going to Bahamas relief. (Source: WAVE 3 News)

“We’ve certainly been through our share of disasters but it’s nothing compared to what these guys are dealing with in the Bahamas and all around the world," Masterson said, referencing flooding issues the restaurant has faced in the past. "So we’re so happy to give back.”

The water purification shipment will include Disaster Relief Kits, M-100 Chlorine Generators and BleachMakers, according to WaterStep. The supplies will be set up at a staging area in Abaco so that safe water and disinfectant can be distributed to those areas most in need. WaterStep also plans to train members of disaster relief organizations already on the ground in the Bahamas on how to set up and use the equipment via Skype.

Those who couldn’t attend and still want to help can click here.

Donations were accepted at the door and Captain’s Quarters donated 20 percent of their sales from the event directly to WaterStep.

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