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Tallahassee couple helps launch Hurricane Dorian relief campaign

Posted at 6:20 PM, Sep 10, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-10 18:20:59-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — One Tallahassee couple is trying to make a difference overseas in the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian barreled through destroying most of the island nation.

With the help of a friend from the Bahamas, the Workman's have started an online campaign to help bring awareness about recovery needs and to help raise money to go towards rebuilding the Bahamas.

Taking a step Forward Upward Onward and Together (FUOT) is the message behind the online campaign known as the Foot Project.

"After Hurricane Dorian hit Abaco and Grand Bahama, I got a phone call from a good friend of mine," said Alex Workman, Co-founder of FUOT Project. "He said 'dude I saw some of the things that happened that you were involved with Hurricane Michael, I want to do something to help my people.'"

Hearing about the devastation gave the Workman's more reason to take action.

"It wasn't even something we thought twice about. We were on it before even talking to each other," said Chelsea Workman.

The couple knew the amount of work that needed to be done to create a successful campaign as they've done it before following Hurricane Michael.

"Today marks 11 months since Hurricane Michael slammed into Mexico Beach and a few days after that, we launched a project called Never Forgotten Coast," said Alex.

Since then, that campaign has given $40,000 towards recovery efforts. The Workman's are hoping to make a similar difference in the Bahamas with the Foot Project.

"It's really on peoples' minds right now. It's all over the news but in 3,6,9 months people might start to forget. So just continuing to remember that these communities still need to rebuild and there's so much work that needs to be done in both Mexico Beach and the Bahamas," said Chelsea.

The donation links for both can be found here: Foot Project and Never Forgotten Coast.