Matthew Smith, a Palm Beach Civic Association Director, and his wife Tracy have pledged a 50,000 dollar matching gift to the Town of Palm Beach United Way Bahamas Relief Fund.
The relief fund was established in collaboration with the Town of Palm Beach to support long term efforts to restore a semblance of normal life to the Northern Bahamas; where 70,000 people are homeless.
“Tracy and I were heartbroken when we saw the devastation of the Abacos and Grand Bahama Island”, said Smith.
The donation will come through The Matthew & Tracy Smith Foundation.
Matthew Smith joins fellow Palm Beach Civic Association Directors John Scarpa and J. Ira Harris in offering to match donations to rebuild homes, businesses, and communities that were ravaged by the category five hurricane.
The generosity is contagious. Executive Committee member Michael Ainslie, and his wife Suzanne have offered additional support.