Thursday, September 05 2019
Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas on Saturday, August 31st, and left damage and devastation behind. As a Category 5 hurricane, wind speeds reached more than 157 mph which, combined with torrential downpours and flooding, caused maximum destruction. According to The New York Times, Dorian has “likely destroyed more than 10,000 homes and wiped out much of the infrastructure.”
According to U.N. officials, “more than 60,000 people on the hard-hit islands will need food” (Orlando Sentinel). If you want to support the Bahamas as they deal with the aftermath of this natural disaster, consider donating or volunteering for the cause. There are many organizations who are working to provide emergency aid and supplies to the Bahamas.
You can donate to the Bahamas Red Cross to help provide shelter, food, water, clothing, blankets, and other resources. The Red Cross currently has 200 volunteers in the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama, with more relief to come.
Headknowles is an organization that raised funds and provided volunteers for both Hurricane Joaquin and Hurricane Matthew. The foundation is accepting monetary donations for Hurricane Dorian relief, as well as emergency supplies. If you are in Florida, there are two donation drop off locations where you can donate items such as generators, tarps, chainsaws, portable stoves, butane canisters, air mattresses, liquid baby formula, diapers, wet wipes, toiletries, and more.
Global Giving is the largest global crowdfunding community connecting nonprofits, donors, and companies in nearly every country. All donations will support relief and recovery efforts in areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian.