How to help the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian devastation
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Nonprofit agencies are helping with the unfolding humanitarian crisis in the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
The strongest storm on record to hit the Bahamas caused catastrophic flooding and the death toll on the islands is expected to rise.
To help, visit the charities below:
Americares is matching donations dollar-for-dollar to send twice the lifesaving aid and supplies to families affected by Hurricane Dorian.
Coast Guard Foundation
Coast Guard members, the first responders to natural disasters, are also impacted. The Coast Guard Foundation’s Disaster Relief and Response Fund helps provide support to Coast Guard families when they need it most.
Direct Relief is delivering medical aid to affected areas, and additional emergency medical caches are being routed to the Bahamas from Florida and Direct Relief’s main distribution hub in the U.S.
Project Hope is sending volunteers and arming health care professionals with medicines, supplies and training to help sick and injured people, wherever the need is greatest. Ninety-four percent of funds go to their programs. Six percent support administration and fundraising.
Visit redcross.org, call 1-800-RED CROSS, or text the word DORIAN to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. This includes providing food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance.
They also urge eligible individuals in parts of the country unaffected by the storm to roll up a sleeve and donate blood.