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Hurricane Dorian Relief for the Bahamas: How to Help

The world has been watching the devastating impact that Hurricane Dorian has had on the Bahamas. The slow-moving hurricane brought strong winds, heavy rain and a life-threatening storm surge, inundating homes and entire villages with water. Many individuals in our community are asking what can we do to help?

In the immediate aftermath of natural disasters, cash donations are the most effective way to support survivors. The Stetson University Center for Community Engagement has put together the following list of opportunities to help in the Bahamas Hurricane Relief efforts:

A Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew helps evacuate hurricane survivors in the Bahamas on Sept. 4. Photo by U.S. Coast Guard Seaman Erik Villa Rodriguez. Photo, top, by Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater

Monetary Donations

• Bahamas Red Cross: Donations provide Hurricane Dorian Assistance, #HelpUsHelp

American Red Cross: To donate by phone call 1- 800-RED CROSS or text the word DORIAN to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recovering from hurricane Dorian.

National Association of the Bahamas: Visit their website to make all donations.

The Salvation Army: To donate visit Salvation Army website or call 1-800-725-2769.The Salvation Army provides emergency assistance to survivors and first responders working supporting Hurricane Dorian survivors.

International Medical Corps: Donations go directly to providing critical healthcare on the ground and providing much needed supplies to those affected by this dangerous storm.

Charitable Navigator Reputable Organizations committed to helping the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian

Waterkeeper Alliance: a charity that works with local partners to preserve water ecosystems and fight for clean water, is taking donations on behalf of its affiliate in Grand Bahama, Save the Bays. Type in “Bahamas” on its donation site.

Direct Service

Feeding Children Everywhere Hurricane Relief EffortFeeding Children Everywhere will be hosting a number of opportunities to assemble hurricane relief food boxes that will bring the Bahamas hope and some hot meals.

Donation Drives

The Islands of the Bahamas Hurricane Relief: They have a list of items that they are in need of along with drop off locations in the state of Florida. 

If you are aware of other opportunities to support communities dealing with recovery efforts, please let us know.

In community,
Center for Community Engagement Team