Holy Trinity helps Bahamas with special gift


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Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy students Justin Nevin, left, Tobiah Howard and Gavin Forrest donate money to the Bahamas hurricane relief effort.

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Holy Trinity Episcopal Academy held a Bahamas hurricane relief fundraiser in September at both campuses, raising $32,000 to aid the people of the Bahamas.

Students and their families donated a little more than $20,000 throughout the week, and a generous school family offered to match every dollar raised up to $10,000.

This helped the school make an even bigger impact on the lives of those devastated by Hurricane Dorian.

All funds collected were given to the Episcopal Diocese of Central Florida to be wired directly to the Anglican Diocese of The Bahamas and Turks & Caicos. These funds will be used first and foremost for emergency relief in the communities served by the diocese and for the rebuilding of churches, clergy homes and parish halls in those communities.

Of the $100,000 raised by the Episcopal Diocese, nearly one-third came from the families of Holy Trinity.