September 12, 2019

Operation Topaz – Tom Golisano Donates Use of Yacht Laurel to Provide Disaster and Humanitarian Relief for the Bahamas – Bringing 30 Tons of Supplies and Rescuing 50 Dogs

Tom Golisano's yacht, Laurel, loading up at a dock

Tom Golisano, Chairman of the Golisano Foundation and Paychex, donated the use of his yacht Laurel earlier this week to transport 30 tons of supplies including water, food, and sanitation kits, from Nassau to Freeport, and to rescue dogs following the destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian. The rescue effort was conducted Sep 6, 7 and 8th organized by Yacht Aid Global.

A Press Conference with Laurel’s captain Roy Hodges and crew was held today to discuss the operations from 3-4:30 p.m. at the Lauderdale Marine Center, West Entrance, Bldg 2019
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Mr. Golisano, who is a resident of Naples, Florida, was not at the press conference but said: “I was very pleased to be able to assist in this global humanitarian effort to help the people and some of the dogs impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Laurel and our incredible crew led by Captain Roy Hodges, all did an amazing job bringing essential supplies to the Bahamas and rescuing about 50 dogs who were left homeless when the shelter in which they lived was destroyed. I am very proud of all their hard work. We will all keep the people of the Bahamas in our prayers.”

Dogs in crates aboard the boat Laurel

Two dogs resting while aboard the boat Laurel

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