Friends of North Andros was founded in October 2016 following the devastation created by Hurricane Matthew in North Andros. Friends of North Andros, affectionately known as FoNA, partnered with the Presbyterian Church of Johnstown and the greater Johnstown community to send six pallets of relief items (clothing, household goods, toys and educational materials) to North Andros in November 2016. Recognizing the continued need for support and partnership, FoNA organized a Service Trip to North Andros in June of 2017. More than 30 participants, ranging from age 7 to 77, delivered acts of service through restoration, vacation bible school and a career and life skills seminar. These endeavors were met with great enthusiasm by the people and communities of North Andros.
To ensure the needs and voices of the next generation are a ______________ of our foundation, a Junior Board was formed. The Junior Board will serve as social ambassadors to the North Androsian Summer Exchange Students. They will also serve as a vital link to FoNA’s social media presence. Their time and talents will add valuable insight to our future endeavors.
In 2019, the FoNA Board and its supporters will host Summer Exchange Students for a ten day visit (to Central Ohio) filled with cultural, educational, motivational, spiritual and service-based experiences. The service trips to North Andros and the Summer Student Exchange programs will continue in alternating years.