Days after Hurricane Dorian blasted the Bahamas, rescue crews are working across the devastated region to reach drenched and shocked victims. Seven people were confirmed dead on the Bahamas’ Abaco Islands and officials expect the death toll to rise. While coastal residents in Florida, Georgia and the Carolina brace for impact from the category two storm, the nonprofit organizations below are helping our Bahamian neighbors to the south. If you would like more information or to make a grant, contact your philanthropic officer.
Americares is matching dollars for emergency aid and will provide health focused aid.
Coastal Community Foundation Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Fund was established with the Grand Bahama Port Authority to support recovery efforts after Hurricane Dorian devastated the island.
The Community Foundation of Palm Beach and Martin Counties Bahamas Disaster Relief Fund will match the first $100,000 donated to the fund.
Direct Relief is delivering medical aid to affected areas and additional emergency medical caches are being routed to the Bahamas from Florida and Direct Relief’s main distribution hub in the U.S.
MAP International is positioning life-saving medicine, Disaster Health Kits, water filters and other relief supplies in the Bahamas.
Mercy Corps is mobilizing a team of emergency responders to the Bahamas.
United Way of Miami-Dade, the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald and Univision 23 have activated Operation Helping Hands to help with relief, rebuilding and recovery efforts to help victims in the Bahamas and other affected areas.
World Central Kitchen will be setting up kitchens to bring food to people in affected areas. It has set up a relief operations center in Nassau to map out food distribution.
World Vision will provide food, water, hygiene and other basic relief items, including clean-up supplies and toys.
We will continue to monitor the storm and let you know how you can help the victims of Hurricane Dorian.