The Man-O-War Relief Fund is an approved PERC, Inc. charity dedicated to helping residents and rebuilding critical infrastructure.

On September 1st, 2019, Hurricane Dorian slammed the Abacos with sustained winds of 185mph. For two days the islands were pounded with tropical storm force winds and torrential rain, which exacerbated the damage. On Man-O-War, 80% of the structures were damaged, many severely. All businesses were severely impacted or destroyed. Three-quarters of the population was displaced and many were evacuated. The power grid was completely destroyed. 


Man-O-War Relief Fund

Our Program

MOW Relief Fund is a board-run charity focused on providing funding for the repair of critical infrastructure and benefit of residents.

Get Involved

Contributions may be made through our GoFundMe page or PERC, Inc. and directed to the "Man-O-War Relief Fund."

Learn More about us:

The Man-O-War Relief Fund is:

Board Run

Members of the Board of Directors are residents and second homeowners with a connection to the community:

  • Gary Sawyer
  • James Pleydell-Bouverie
  • Michael Albury
  • Joe Cammarata
  • Jack LeFort
  • Josh Whetzel
  • Wan Grabb
  • Bobby Switzer
  • Jay DuRivage
  • Carolina Säve

Clean-up and Infrastructure Focused

The first priority is to assist in the immediate clean up of Man-O-War. Once this has been achieved the board will consider its next priorities. Examples include:

  • Purchase of equipment for debris removal
  • Building a new public dock
  • Building a freight bulkhead at the dump
  • Rebuilding of washed out roads
  • Efficient disposal of debris and waste
  • Restoration of electric power


Your generosity makes our work possible. Whether you contribute financially or volunteer, you make a real and lasting difference on Man-O-War Cay.

Our Goal:

Help us raise $2,000,000 to rebuild Man-O-War

We’ve raised $1,100,000 to-date from donors like you.  Thanks to all who have donated!


Although great progress has been made, there is still a lot of work to do!  If you are interested in volunteering for at least a week, we promise a meaningful experience.  Please indicate any special skills you may have.  Housing, meals, and tools are provided.  


For further information please contact Michael Albury at:

Donate via Perc

PERC, Inc. enables U.S. citizens to make a tax-deductible donation of $250.00 or more directed to the Man O War Relief fund or any other qualified charity of their choice by PayPal, credit card or personal check.  

Please remember to provide your email address in order to receive a tax receipt.

Large donations may be made by wire transfer.  Contact Josh Whetzel for instructions and for information about making a contribution direct to the Man O War Relief fund.

PERC, Inc. is a registered U.S 501(c)(3) non-profit created in 1998 to assist qualified charities and community organizations in Abaco. 

Have Questions?

Get in touch with the Man-O-War Relief Fund.  Contact Josh Whetzel:​