Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief
K1 DIRECT has deployed a team of volunteers of the Curacao and St. Maarten branch to the Bahamas to assist with relief efforts caused by Hurricane Dorian.
On ground, K1 DIRECT has been asked to help manage the warehouse and distribution center in Freeport, with NEMA, to process and work alongside local volunteers to coordinate the organization and distribution of supplies to be distributed to homes and shelters across Grand Bahama.
In Nassau, K1 DIRECT has been supporting IOM – UN Migration by sending volunteers to assess buildings, compiling notes and meeting persons within the local community, and between international aid organizations to find solutions for immediate to long-term additional shelters and housing for evacuees. In Nassau, K1 DIRECT also assisted with registering evacuees from Abaco and Freeport into the Bahamas.
The team has also been actively counselling and providing emotional and psycho-social support to those affected by this tragedy.
K1 Britannia Foundation
Established in 2014, K1 Britannia Foundation was originally founded as a maritime foundation but has grown to encompass a variety of charitable projects with a strong focus on the evolving social issues faced by youth on St. Maarten.
Over the years, K1 has focused on rehabilitating and providing opportunities for vulnerable & troubled youth, while also helping children in foster care through an array of programs, with a special emphasis on the maritime industry. K1 maintains a large network of local and international volunteers through our volunteer program and initiated a disaster relief program due to the dire need immediately after Hurricane Irma on St. Maarten in 2017.
K1 Britannia Foundation has two maritime sister charities: K1 Britannia Trust & K1 Britannia America Foundation. All three charities’ namesakes are inspired by the Britannia — the famous historical classic sailing yacht whose replica is being built by the K1 Britannia Trust. It’s main purpose is to be used as a flagship for charity, aiming to combine the prestige and dignity of the classic yachts and the passion for sailing with the nobility of helping others.
K1 Britannia Foundation’s four main pillars are: