The folks in the Bahamas were absolutely decimated by Hurricane Dorian. What did the Miami Springs community do? It filled up a U-HAUL truck full of hurricane relief supplies in under 24 hours.
- Special thanks to the City of Miami Springs for organizing this community relief drive in conjunction with the greater Miami-Dade County relief drive
- Special thanks to all the employees at Parks and Rec for the hard work in loading up the truck
- Most importantly, thank you to all the residents and businesses who have already donated relief supplies.
To a Passionate Community, the City thanks you! Relief started today, and donations are pouring in.
Visit www.miamisprings-fl for a list of items and times.
Thank you to the Parks and Recreation Department for your hands-on support. #BAHAMASTRONG pic.twitter.com/Wx9rd3MDKT
— City of MiamiSprings (@MiamiSpringsFL) September 3, 2019
According to the staff that was loading up the truck, the city was going to unload the truck this morning at a Miami-Dade County Relief site and would return ready to receive more donations today.
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 Miami-Dade 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”.
Monday – Friday: 7am- 9pm
Saturday-Sunday: 7am -7pm
Please limit donations to items requested by the government of the Bahamas.
- Non-perishable foods
- Hygiene kits (tissue, toothpaste, tooth brushes, towels, sanitary napkins)
- Cleaning supplies (bleach, mops, brooms, garbage bags, sponges, clothes pins)
- Baby formula, bottles and supplies
- Jerry cans (plastic water bottles)
- Beds, cots
- Portable toilets
- Mosquito repellent (DEET-free)
- Cooking utensils
- Temporary housing
- Plastic sheeting
- Roof shingles
- Chain saws
- 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)
The Bahamas took a direct hit from a record setting category 5 hurricane that sat on the island for days. The 185mph sustained winds and 220mph gusts left the area a barren landscape with nearly every building sustaining devastating to catastrophic roof damages. And what the wind did not destroy, the storm surge battered and washed away.
The Bahamians have lost everything and are in post hurricane survival mode.
The people of Miami Springs realize that Hurricane Dorian could have easily devastated our city. We are very lucky to have missed Dorian’s wrath.
If you have not donated, it’s not too late. Just bring your donations to the Hurricane Relief Truck at the Miami Springs Rec Center.
Thank you all and God Bless You!
The Miami Springs Lions Club will have the District Hurricane Disaster Relief Trailer available on site at the Miami Springs Lions Club Clubhouse 301 Swallow Drive:
Wednesday, September 4 through Fish Fry Sunday, September 8 from **2 PM through 7 PM**
Donations will be boxed up on Monday and flown to the Bahamas on Tuesday!
⭐️⭐️⭐️ Limited items are being collected for this initial shipment:
Batteries, flashlights, canned food only, can openers, diapers in sealed bags, baby formula, paper towels, toilet paper, disinfectant wipes and bleach. Thank you!!