Lending Helping Hands To Bahamas & Areas Affected By Hurricane Dorian
Dear Friends & Neighbors,
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The damages resulting from Hurricane Dorian at Bahamas are devastating. For those of us/you living in Florida or else where who would be interested in lending a helping hand, you may be interested in some of the organizations mobilized to offer disaster relief assistance, below:
- The Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund: It is set up by the Bahamian government, accepting wire transfers. The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency has posted instructions HERE.
- The American Red Cross is accepting donations via phone at: 800-435-7669 or online by clicking HERE.
- The Mercy Corps has sent a field team meeting with emergency managers and other organizations to coordinate response efforts and is accepting donations HERE.
- The Salvation Army is accepting money for relief efforts in the Bahamas and the United States HERE.
- The Grand Bahama Port Authority has established the Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation to provide relief to that island, accepting donations and supplies.
- YachtAid Global, coordinating yacht operators in providing humanitarian aid and disaster response, is accepting money to purchase supplies including food, hygiene kits, medicine and tarps.
- Global Giving, a global crowdfunding platform, to help local organizations to purchase food, water, and medicine by setting up the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund.
- World Central Kitchen, founded by Chef Jose Andres, is accepting donation HERE for sending teams to provide food on Grand Bahama and the Abacos.
- The National Association of The Bahamas, working with The Bahamas counsel general in Miami, has set up a Hurricane Relief Fund.
The Bahamas Prime Minister Hubert Minnis said, “We are in the midst of the greatest national crises in our country’s history. No effort or resources will be held back.”
At least 30 people are dead after Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas, but officials warn the final count could be staggering, in the video “Hurricane Dorian: Death toll rising in Bahamas“, below:
Hurricane Dorian, the most powerful in the Bahama’s history, has already killed at least 30 people in the country, in the video “Hurricane Dorian: search for the dead begins in the Bahamas“, below:
Hurricane Dorian “defied description” for people living in the Bahamas this past week, according to CNN’s Paula Newton, who just returned from the Abaco Islands, in the video “Abaco Islands of Bahamas ravaged by Hurricane Dorian“, below:
The South Florida community is beginning to collect relief supplies for the people of the Bahamas as Hurricane Dorian continues to cause catastrophic damage on the islands, in the video “Donations begin to help Bahamians post Hurricane Dorian“, below:
Gathered, written, and posted by Windermere Sun-Susan Sun Nunamaker More about the community at www.WindermereSun.com
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