Nancy Maass Kinnally, author of today’s Accent cover story, grew up in Palm Beach and now lives in Orlando with her husband, Will, and children, Liam and Devin. She is CEO of Relatable Communications Group, and familiar to many Palm Beach Post readers because of her friendship with longtime Post courts reporter Susan Spencer-Wendel, who died of Lou Gehrig’s disease in 2014.
Susan’s book about filling her last years of life with life, “Until I Say Goodbye,” hit The New York Times best-seller list.
Susan and Nancy took several meaningful trips together in Susan’s final years, which are chronicled in Susan’s book. They both loved vacationing in the Bahamas.
Here’s how to help in the Hope Town and Elbow Cay recovery effort:
Hope Town Volunteer Fire & Rescue reported this week on its Facebook page that a survey of damage using video footage showed 30 percent of Elbow Cay’s structures were demolished and 70 percent damaged to severely damaged in Hurricane Dorian. Most docks are destroyed, and 99 percent of boats are sunk. They reported similar conditions on neighboring cays. And yet, they say morale is up on the island and that residents are implementing their own rescue, relief and recovery efforts in highly organized shifts at various stations around the island.
Matt Winslow and his wife Courtney Sands Winslow are from Rochester, N.Y. They and their three children are building a home on Elbow Cay and have been visiting the island for more than a decade. Courtney's family, the Sands, are founders and controlling shareholders of Constellation Brands, the largest multi-category beverage alcohol company in the world. The Winslow family and the Sands Family Foundation have matched, dollar for dollar, the first $100,000 in donations.
If you want to contribute to Hope Town’s recovery, the Winslow family and the Sands Family Foundation have established a GoFundMe campaign approved by Hope Town Volunteer Fire & Rescue.
There are two ways to donate:
GoFundMe Fundraiser by Matt Winslow: Hurricane Relief for Elbow Cay
Donate at: https://bit.ly/2k5f1Vu
Make an earmarked donation to Rochester, N.Y.-based nonprofit, InterVol (www.intervol.org):
Donate at: https://bit.ly/2kty4ZG
In the comment section, include “Designate for Elbow Cay.” For major donations or more information, you can also contact Intervol Executive Director Nicole Jones at 585-922-5810. Donations to InterVol are tax-deductible, and the organization is not taking any administrative costs.
Matt Winslow’s group has 15,000 pounds of medical supplies and a 14,000-square-foot warehouse in South Florida, and it’s working to secure planes to deliver aid. They intend to shift their focus in the coming weeks to buying temporary housing for those working on the front lines of the recovery efforts.