Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief
Hurricane Dorian struck the Abaco Islands on Sunday September 1, 2019, followed by Grand Bahama, as the strongest landfalling Atlantic hurricane in recorded history, with historic 185 mph winds and up to a 23 ft. storm surge. The storm has left the country in a state of shock and Abaco and Grand Bahama – where the eye made landfall – completely devastated.
While the full scope of the damage has yet to be determined, outpourings of concern and offerings of assistance have come in from every island and many other countries. The capital of New Providence was spared the brunt of the storm and relief efforts are already being organized on the island. Bahamas Realty is currently assisting with packing bags with supplies to go out to the people of Abaco and Grand Bahama.
We will also support the long-term efforts of the Rotary Clubs of The Bahamas in rebuilding our beautiful islands. If you would like to help, monetary donations are being accepted by The Bahamas Rotary Clubs and Rotary International.
How to Contribute
Monetary donations will help first responders with fuel to relocate people who have lost their homes, rescue planes, boats, cars and teams are needed to come back and forth from Abaco/Grand Bahama to Nassau to safety. It will also assist in the long-term rebuilding of our islands. Local charities have partnered with business and other charities to purchase goods at wholesale prices and ship items duty free. Any little bit helps.
Donate online to the Rotary District 7020 GoFundMe (US Registered Charity):
Donations are made to through Rotary D7020’s Disaster Network of Assistance, a Rotary Action Group. The Disaster Network of Assistance is a US registered 501c3 US tax-exempt charity. Your donation will go directly to the D7020 Rotary Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief Fund. You will receive a donation receipt for tax purposes.
For a comprehensive list of ways to support the hurricane relief efforts go to www.doriansupport.org
DONATIONS OF GOODS & SUPPLIES
The following locations are accepting donations of supplies.
- Bahamas Realty will be accepting donations of supplies at our office, weekdays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
- NPCC, Blake Road – Daily, 7:30am-6:00pm
- Bahamas National Trust – Weekdays, 9:00am- 5:00pm
- The Ranfurly Home – Weekdays, 9:00am-5:00pm
If you are abroad and would like to order supplies to be delivered to our relief centers please order things like: generators, portable stoves, butane, air mattresses, toiletries, baby supplies (diapers, wipes, liquid formula), chain saws, tarps, flash lights, tools, battery powered drills. These can be ordered directly from the curated list at Oasis Bahamas
US locations for goods drop off:
If you are IN FLORIDA and are able to drop off needed items directly, there are two options
IMPORTANT: LABEL ALL DONATIONS "HeadKnowles Hurricane Relief"
Ft. Lauderdale Executive Airport:
Headknowles Foundation c/o
5610 NW 12th AvenueSuite 203
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
Orlando Executive Airport
Headknowles Foundation c/o
ORL Atlantic Aviation
Orlando, Fl 32803
ASSISTING THE ANIMALS
The Veterinary Medical Association of the Bahamas, with BAARK! , Bahamas Humane Society and Ministry of Agriculture are working with the International Fund for Animal Welfare. If you or someone you know would like to donate supplies or your time to this relief effort please email firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject of "Volunteer".
Donate to Baark! Bahamas’ Animal Relief for Hurricane Dorian
HOUSING FOR EVACUEES OR RELIEF WORKERS
AirBnB Open Homes
Open Homes connects people with a free place to stay in times of need from September 3, 2019 to September 25, 2019 for displaced persons and relief workers deployed to help.
Volunteer your home to displaced individuals through the HeadKnowles Housing Assistance Form