The storm has not yet passed the Bahamas, but efforts are already underway to help assist the Bahamian survivors of catastrophic Hurricane Dorian.

Here are some ways you can help.  We will ad more reputable and trusted charities as they become available.

CITY OF MIAMI SPRINGS

The City of Miami Springs is collecting items for the victims of Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas. “Miami-Dade County will be spearheading relief efforts for the residents of the Bahamas, where various islands have been hit hard by Hurricane Dorian’s devastating strength.”- Miami-Dade County Government. All items collected by the City will be transported to the County for shipment to The Bahamas.

Drop-off your donations at the Miami Springs Rec Center parking lot 1401 Westward Drive Miami Springs, FL 33166. Place your items in the U-Haul truck that reads “Bahamas Relief”.

Today, Tuesday, September 3, 2019, donations start at 1p.m.

Drop-off Hours:

Monday – Friday: 7a.m.- 9p.m.

Saturday-Sunday: 7a.m. -7p.m.

Please limit donations to items requested by the government of the Bahamas.

Collection Items:

  • Water
  • Non-perishable foods
  • Hygiene kits (tissue, toothpaste, tooth brushes, towels, sanitary napkins)
  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, mops, brooms, garbage bags, sponges, clothes pins)
  • Disinfectants
  • Baby formula, bottles and supplies
  • Jerry cans (plastic water bottles)
  • Beds, cots
  • Blankets
  • Portable toilets
  • Flashlights
  • Batteries
  • Mosquito repellent (DEET-free)
  • Cooking utensils
  • Temporary housing
  • Tarpaulins
  • Plastic sheeting
  • Plywood
  • Roof shingles
  • Generators
  • Chain saws
  • Shovels
  • Disposable plates and eating utensils
  • Power banks
  • Solar-powered chargers
  • Portable radios (battery or crank)
  • Cloth bags or biodegradable bags
  • First aid kits (bandages, gauze and tape)

RED CROSS

https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-dorian-donations.html/

Salvation Army

https://www.salvationarmyusa.org/usn/

Caring for the Bahamas

https://www.caringforthebahamas.com/

 

NOTE:  Be wary of popup Go Fund Me accounts from fraudsters.  We all want to make sure our donation dollars are getting to the people most in need.

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