Southern Charm’s Shep Rose and Craig Conover are taking action in Hurricane Dorian relief. In the face of a monumental storm, the two friends are trying to encourage everyone to donate what they can to the very worthy cause.
Hurricane Dorian already killed several people after making landfall in the Bahamas as of Wednesday and was making its way toward the east coast of the United States. Hurricane Dorian slammed the Bahamas for over 36 hours, bringing floodwaters, deadly winds, and heavy rain. For the cast of Southern Charm, they were told by the National Hurricane Center that they were at high risk for the hurricane to pass through South Carolina and should take precautions immediately.
The tight cast had decided to band together to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian by doing what they can to raise money for the battered island as first reported by People. Frontmen, Shep Rose, and Craig Conover have both developed action plans that will benefit the victims of this historical hurricane. Rose made the decision to design two hats that would be embroidered with the national flag of the Bahamas and announced he would be donating all of the proceeds toward the fire and rescue teams in the country. Conover, who has made his mark on the sewing world, said he would donate one hundred percent of all the proceeds from his lobster pillow that was inspired by the tropical island, costing $58. Fans of the show will recall that Conover lived in the Bahamas last summer after his rough break up with his ex-girlfriend, Naomie Olindo. On Conover’s Instagram story, he announced that the pillow had sold out within a day and had raised $5,000 for the reality star's cause.
Other cast members are involved in the efforts as well. Eliza Limehouse, who joined the cast this season, donated all her sales from her Bahama Blue Snaffle Bit bracelet to a disaster relief program. She encouraged others to follow in the Southern Charm’s cast footsteps, saying the country was a beautiful place that will be rebuilt. The narrator of the show, Cameran Eubanks, also announced that she is currently working on a plan of her own to help out and acknowledged that her thoughts are with the people of the Bahamas. Even the grand dame of Charleston, Patricia Altschul, got in on the action and posted a picture of her son, Whitney Sudler-Smith, playing “Rock You Like a Hurricane” on the guitar.
While the historic town of Charleston is already experiencing flooding and power outages, the Charmers are trying to keep an upbeat attitude towards helping others affected by Hurricane Dorian. The cast hopes that by leading by example, fans will also take the initiative and create fundraising ideas of their own. While Southern Charm survived a cyclone of a season, fans are just hoping there will be a town to film in once the danger has passed.