Hurricane Dorian Aid
Hurricane Dorian’s aftermath of the Bahamas is devastating. I am praying for the Bahamas and praying for the safety of the coastal United States. Families in the Bahamas lost their loved ones, homes, businesses and much more. Thousands of people are still missing. Join me and take additional action by supporting one of the organizations I listed below.
Unfortunately during times of disasters, certain people do take advantage of the kindness of others and create false fundraisers. The list below is a confirmed list I found of those dedicated to providing aid. If you come across an organization you would like to make a item or monetary donation to, I highly recommend looking up them on the Better Business Bureau’s nonprofit authentication site, give.org.
List of Recommended Organizations
With 15 years of disaster relief support under their belt, All Hands and Hearts have served over 1.1 million people around the world. They recognize how families and individuals lose more than their homes. They utilize global volunteers to lend a compassionate heart and helping hand to rebuild communities through short and long-term goals. Read how you can help here.
The Bahamas Red Cross Society is specifically looking for the following items: non-perishable goods, baby supplies, cleaning items and bedding
The nonprofit relies on product philanthropy to enable other nonprofits to spend their donated dollars on programs and services. Since Good360’s existence, the nonprofit has donated over $9 billion in product to date. They are accepting the following donations: water, personal care items, portable chargers, diapers, tarps and bedding (sheets, blankets, pillows). You can donate here.
Heart to Heart International’s mission is to strengthen communities through improving health access, providing humanitarian development and administering crisis relief worldwide. Since 1992, they have shipped over $1.7 billion in aid and provided humanitarian service to more than 130 countries. This week, the organization sent out the following to the Bahamas from their warehouse: 7 tons of hygiene kits, tarps, ropes and cleaning supplies. You can donate here.
The global nonprofit looks to provide critical healthcare and urgently needed supplies to the victims of Hurricane Dorian. As part of their programing, they supply emergency relief within hours to those hit by disasters. For the last 35 years, they have provided emergency response and preparedness in over 80 countries. You can help by donating here.
The veteran-led nonprofit provides international disaster relief. To decide how they can best assist the Bahamas, Team Rubicon will be coordinating with the Bahamas Ministry of Health, the National Emergency Management Agency and the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO). Starting this week, Team Rubicon deployed their WHO-verified Emergency Medical Team (EMT) Type 1 Mobile to Great Abaco Island in the Bahamas. The EMT Type 1 Mobile relief focus is to: help stabilize the situation, provide medical care to survivors in hard-to-reach and remote areas, and help monitor for and prevent disease outbreaks. You can donate here.
Under the leadership of Chef José Andrés, World Central Kitchen is known as the “food first responders” because they provide meals to communities impacted by disaster. The Chef Relief team already delivered the first round of meals to victims in the Northern Bahamas from Nassau, and this week, a ship filled with 20,000 meals is on the way. One of their preliminary goals for the Bahamas is to build a standing kitchen in Abaco. With the current situation, WCK is anticipating tens of thousands of people will be in need of meals each day. Support the efforts of the WCK here.