Dorian Devastation: How you can help
In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, local South Florida businesses and nonprofits rally to collect donations to support relief efforts in The Bahamas.
While South Florida was fortunate enough to avoid major devastation as a result of Hurricane Dorian, the island of Grand Bahama and the northern Bahamas did not weather the storm unscathed. These areas have seen mass flooding and destruction to residents’ homes as well as injuries and even deaths.
South Florida residents can show their support to our neighbors in the affected areas by donating to the following relief funds and collection efforts:
Donate supplies and support at Press & Grind Café
Press & Grind Café in Fort Lauderdale is accepting supplies donations from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. this Tuesday, September 3rd through Friday, September 6th to support Great Abaco & Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas as the area recovers from the effects of Hurricane Dorian. Supplies needed include bottled water, clothing, toiletries, baby supplies, canned goods, can openers, batteries and first aid items.
If you overstocked items in preparation for the storm, consider donating them to this important cause.
Press & Grind is also accepting monetary donations toward their support efforts at https://www.facebook.com/donate/2351212471764069/?fundraiser.
Donate to United Way of Broward County’s Hurricane Dorian Fund
United Way of Broward County has activated a fund to help with relief, rebuilding and recovery efforts in the Bahamas and other affected areas. 100% of donations go directly to supporting response efforts.
Visit unitedwaybroward.org/donate to make a donation.
Ship supplies to Global Empowerment Mission via CBRRE
Coldwell Banker Residential Real Estate is partnering with Global Empowerment Mission, a non-profit with three warehouses in southeast Florida that will accept direct donations or shipments from retailers like Amazon and Home Depot. Volunteers from Coldwell Banker Culture of Real Estate Group will be working to get these donations to the collection sites and eventually to the Bahamas and other affected areas.
For more information, visit https://www.globalempowermentmission.org.