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These Organizations Are Already On The Ground Helping In The Bahamas. Here’s How You Can Help Them

News Americas, FORT LAUDERDALE, FL, Fri. Sept. 13, 2019: While there are hundreds of
organizations promoting donation efforts for the Bahamas on the heels of the
devastation for Hurricane Dorian, here are several ways you can help through
these organizations that are on the ground and already working to help the
victims.

1: World Central Kitchen

World Central Kitchen, led by Chef Jose Andes and an army
of volunteer chefs, have so far fed over 100,000 victims of the storm through
donations and support. They are taking meals from a kitchen 80 miles away in
Nassau to Abaco and surrounding islands in several helicopter and seaplane
trips each day. The WCK’s
paella operation is also up and running in Freeport, working side by side with
local chefs, and the amazing Grand Bahama community is helping deliver meals to
hard hit areas. Donate here.

2: Samaritan’s Purse

North Carolina non-profit, Samaritan’s Purse has not only
stepped in with supplied but has set up an emergency field hospital in Freeport
at the request of the World Health Organization and the government of the
Bahamas. They treated more than 90 patients on the first full day of operations
on Sept. 10th. It’s team of surgeons, physicians, nurses,
pharmaceutical staff, and biotech engineers will be able to provide medical
care for up to 100 outpatient cases per day. There is bed space available for
as many as 40 inpatients. The hospital can provide up to 10 surgeries per day
and is complete with an obstetrics ward with delivery room. Support them here.

3: UNICEF

Since September 7th, UNICEF welcomed the arrival to
Nassau, Bahamas of a plane carrying nearly 1.5 tons of lifesaving supplies to  help provide access to safe water for over
9,500 children and families left reeling by Hurricane Dorian. This first supply
shipment of UNICEF humanitarian items was freighted by the International
Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) and included over
400,000 water purification tablets, several 5,000-liters tanks for at least
2,000 people and 1,000 jerry cans.  UNICEF
has also deployed staff in the Bahamas to assess the needs of the most
vulnerable children and families. The first responder team is composed of
water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH), child protection, emergency coordination
and communications experts. Despite the extremely challenging logistic
situation on the ground, UNICEF was able to reach Abaco island to assess the
extent of the destruction to help inform its humanitarian response plan.
Support them here

4: Bahamas Red Cross

The Bahamas Red Cross is working to help the many victims
on the ground while the American Red Cross has committed an initial
$2 million to support those affected in the Bahamas by Dorian, and is also
helping evacuees arriving in the U.S. Donate them here.

5: Mercy Corps

Mercy Corps is already working on the ground, helping
survivors and working to meet the needs of families and communities affected by
this historic storm. These includes through solar lamps that include a phone
charging outlet so hurricane victims can have a light at night and also charge
a phone. Donate here

6: Food For The Poor

Food For The Poor
has partnered with several organizations including HeadKnowles Foundation, the
Sandals Foundation, the Episcopal Diocese of Southeast Florida  and the Archdiocese of Nassau to aid the
people of the Bahamas after it was devastated last week by Category 5 Hurricane
Dorian. The first disaster pallets were sent by air freight last week and were
received by HeadKnowles, a relief organization in the Bahamas, for
distribution. Relief items include generators, two-burner stoves, blankets and
tarps, rice casserole meals, bags of rice and a general assortment of food,
juices, chainsaws, diapers and 5-gallon buckets.  Donate here

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