Family Spearheads Help for Dorian Victims

A Mason Prep family gets the entire school involved in an effort to help those affected by this devastating storm.
Jacqueline Sydnor remembers watching Hurricane Dorian bear down on the Bahamas with her family. They had spent time in the Abacos and had wonderful memories of that beautiful place. Her oldest son, Sawyer, told her he was worried for the islands and the people he had met there. She said to him, “Do something about it.” With that, a simple, student run coin drive was begun. That simple coin drive raised over $3500. Money from the drive has helped several families get housing in Nassau and helped another family relocate to Charleston. It has also bought an Abaconian fishing guide a boat so that he can guide in neighboring Andros and support his family. In addition to the drive, Jacqueline’s husband, Cas, had a fortuitous meeting on a plane coming home from Florida. The man sitting next to Cas was coming from the Bahamas and was telling Cas about how two restaurants that were supplying thousands of meals a day to residents were running out of compostable food containers they needed to serve food. It just so happens that Cas’s workplace, AmerCareRoyal, makes food containers! Months’ worth of containers have been sent to those in need. Says Jacqueline, “Small things, like giving $5 to a school drive, can help someone a lot and you don’t even notice it. It’s easy. Think about what we could do if we did and gave enough so that we felt it – what could we accomplish then?”
Mason Preparatory School is committed to the education of the whole child in preparation for secondary education through the cultivation of respect, integrity, and personal responsibility within a nurturing environment that results in a productive citizen of a global community.