I write this post with a very heavy heart, right now, I am praying incessantly for my country, my family and friends. ?? The Bahamas has never seen anything like Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 hurricane. The images, video, and stories are shaking me to my core. There is utter and total devastation, and the storm is still sitting on one of our major islands Grand Bahama. It is painful to watch.
There are no words for how our country is feeling. We are hurting. For those who have reached out to find out how my family and I are doing, thank you. We are physically fine but we are emotionally shaken. Although our capital was not directly affected, we are all hurting witnessing our family and friends go through this storm.
To those of you who have reached out and to those who have donated to relief efforts. ?? Thank you. The road to rebuilding will be long and rough but we are a resilient people. For those of you who are asking how you can help, I have provided a few reputable resources that you can donate to.
Remember, you can donate cash, supplies, or even your time! Every bit helps! There are Bahamas consulates and offices around that world that are rallying together at this time, please contact them as well!
??? Bahamian Govt Agency in the US where you can send help:
Non-monetary donations can be shipped here:
*The Bahamas Consulate in Miami* (+1 305-373-6295) has partnered with the following for collection and transportation of donated goods:
-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.
*The Bahamas Consulate General Atlanta* is accepting emergency relief supplies for the islands in The Bahamas affected by the passage of Hurricane Dorian. Items can be delivered to 2970 Clairmont Rd NE Suite #290, Atlanta GA 30329. Telephone: 404-214-0492. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
*The Bahamas Consulate General New York* is accepting emergency relief supplies for the Islands of The Bahamas affected by the passage of Hurricane Dorian starting tomorrow morning (Tues, Sept 3rd) at 10:00am. Items can be delivered to BAHAMAS HOUSE NEW YORK – 231 East 46th Street, NY NY 10017. Telephone: 212 421 6420/ 320 201 1145. Email: email@example.com
*The Bahamas Embassy Consular Annex (Washington, D.C.)*: For those of you in the DMV area and beyond that would like to send donations to aid in relief efforts, please drop-off items at the office, located at 1025 Vermont Ave, NW, Suite 305 Washington, D.C. 20005 or contact the office for other methods to contribute.
We are forever grateful!
*I will update as many as I can when I have properly vetted organizations.