Local Mom Scoop is sharing Hurricane Dorian Relief: How you can help the Bahamas.
Dealing with Hurricane Dorian has been a real stressor. The waiting to see if it would hit us was just awful, but the watching of the Bahamas get destroyed was even harder to watch.
I’ll never forget that mother who cried for help on her Facebook video as she showed the Bahamas underwater. I couldn’t sleep wondering if she was still alive.
Well, reports are finally coming in from the Bahamas as Dorian leaves its awful destruction.
Hurricane Dorian relief and how you can help the Bahamas is on everyone’s mind.
These are the organizations and people who have decided to help. If you know of any others, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hurricane Dorian Relief: How You Can Help The Bahamas
The Sandals Foundation
I’ve recently been invited to attend the Social Media On The Sand Conference at Beaches Sandals Turks and Caicos in October. One of the topics is learning about the Sandals Foundation.
I couldn’t wait for October as I had to share the scoop on how you can help the Bahamas through the foundation after Hurricane Dorian.
The Sandals Foundation is a non-profit organization launched in March 2009 to help Sandals Resorts International continue to make a difference in the Caribbean.
All costs associated with administration and management is supported by Sandals International so that 100% of every dollar donated goes directly towards funding impactful and meaningful iniatives within the key areas of Education, Community and Environment.
The Islands Of The Bahamas
Because of the numerous efforts to help the Bahamas, this page was designed to give information on how you can give back. You can make a donation to the Bahamas Red Cross or see the specific South Florida locations to drop off supplies. Please read their list. *Although it is appreciated we are unable to accept used clothes or old mattresses.
- Building Supplies (roofing materials, shingles, tar paper, drip caps, nails, plywood, lumber, etc.)
- Plastic Sheeting Rolls/Tarpaulin (various sizes)
- Sheet rock
- Water Filtration Devices
- Canned goods
- Meals Ready to Eat (MRE’s)
- Hygiene Kits
- Monetary donations
- First Aid Kits
- Wet Wipes
- Large Plastic Trash Bags
- Mosquito repellent
- Chlorine tablets
- Non-perishable dry goods
- Clean up supplies (mop, bucket, towels & towelettes)
- Water Containers
- Chain Saws
- Portable Stoves
- Butane Canisters
- Mattresses (single or double)
- Air Mattresses
- Sheet sets
- Household cleaning kits
- Baby wipes
- Baby juice
- Baby food
- Baby formula
The Junior League of Boca Raton
JLBR is assessing the ways they can best help our neighbors in the Bahamas with the resources from our Diaper Bank and supplies collected from the community. The Vegso Community Resource Center (VCRC) will be open tomorrow and accepting donations that will be sent by boat and plane (once air strips reopen) to impacted areas. See the list of items we can accept below.
Please consider donating your unused hurricane supplies to those so desperately in need.
If you are unable to travel to the VCRC, they have an Amazon Link you can use to send supplies directly.
***The Vegso Community Resource Center (VCRC) will be open tomorrow (9/4) during regular hours and accepting donations. Email email@example.com with questions***
This organization was created by a group who were born in the Bahamas. The focus is to provide rescue and relief resources to the victims of natural disasters in The Bahamas. They will organize the collection, transportation, and distribution of goods and monetary aid through our partners in the US & The Bahamas. Please join us in this effort and let’s show the world how we can unite to bring help and relief to those we love and cherish.
You can go to their Amazon link to help with any supplies needed.
She is teaming up with The Bahamas Ministry of Tourism and the Bahamas General Consulate Miami and they have shared their need for the following items:
First aid items
Please note that your donations are not limited to these items.
You can drop these things off at the following locations or contact Another Mother and we will work to coordinate a pickup, we will be working on other remote feeder locations:
Rev. Archer- Christ Episcopal Church, 3481 Hibiscus Street, Coconut Grove, Fl
Global Empowerment Movement 340 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, Fl 33137
Shelter Aviation 1100 SW 41st Ct., Ft. Lauderdale, Fl
Greater St. Paul AME Church: 3680 Thomas Ave
Christ Episcopal Church: 3475 William Ave
The following fire stations:
Fire Station 1: 144 N.E. 5 ST
Fire Station 2: 1901 N. MIAMI AVE
Fire Station 3: 1103 NW 7 ST
Fire Station 4: 1105 SW 2 AVE
Fire Station 5: 1200 NW 20 ST
Fire Station 6: 701 NW 36 ST
Fire Station 7: 314 BEACOM BLVD
Fire Station 8: 2975 OAK AVE
Fire Station 9: 69 NE 62 ST
Fire Station 10: 4101 NW 7 ST
Fire Station 11: 5920 W. FLAGLER ST
Fire Station 12: 1455 NW 46 ST
Fire Station 13: 990 NE 79 ST
Fire Station 14: 2119 S.W. 19 ST
For those who are not local and who would like to financially donate, please do it through http://Nabmiami.org.
For those who would like to donate medical supplies or funds for the purchase or medical supplies, please contact me directly.
The Winslow and Sands FAMILY GOFUNDME PAGE
This was given to me by my friend who’s sister-in-law lives on the Bahamas. Here’s the scoop!
Hurricane Dorian has completely devastated Elbow Cay and the surrounding islands in Abaco.
Hope Town holds a special place in many people’s hearts. Their residents will need our support over the coming months and years as they work to rebuild and recover.
The Winslow Family and the Sands Family Foundation will match, dollar for dollar, all donations up to $100,000 for the purchase of critical supplies such as diapers, baby food, tarps, clothing, water, fuel, food, and medical supplies.
Additionally, Constellation Brands will be donating use of their corporate plane to transport supplies being gathered in New York down to Florida where we are working with Poseidon Shipping to transport over to Elbow Cay.
ABOUT THE FUNDRAISER: Matt Winslow, his wife Courtney Sands Winslow and their three children are building a home on Elbow Cay and have been visiting this special island for more than a decade. Courtney’s family, the Sands, are founders and controlling shareholders of Constellation Brands, the largest multi-category beverage alcohol company in the world.
Go to their GO FUND ME page.
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