How to help victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas?
Monetary donations are important to fund recovery efforts. Choose disaster relief organizations with on-ground presence and approved by the Government of the Bahamas.
Please research before donating to an organization or social media post. The Federal Trade commission advises to beware of scams and to choose charities with skilled operations in areas affected by natural disasters.
Reputable non-profit organizations to keep in mind:
Tropical Shipping Employee Hurricane Relief Fund - Urgent Need The Government of the Bahamas Cabinet & Disaster Management NEMA. (Will be able to receive credit card donations after Monday September 9th, 2019) Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency. (For deposits into CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank) American Red Cross. (Accepts Credit Card and Paypal donations) Bahamas Red Cross. (Accepts Credit Card donations) Rotary International. (wire, CC or paypal but more than just a click effort) Bahamas Chamber of Commerce. (This is a gofund me account) The Salvation Army. (General donation to organization)
Many Tropical Shipping employees living on the Islands of Marsh Harbor and Grand Bahama have been greatly affected by Hurricane Dorian with loss of power and running water. Most employees experienced severe damage to their homes. These employees really need our help. Please open your hearts and donate what you can. All moneys will go directly to employees.
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Relief Agencies Approved by NEMA
The following organizations are approved relief agencies by the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA):
Other ways to help Inquiries can be sent to HurricaneCentral@tropical.com Find drop locations in this article: List of needed items and drop off sites in Miami and Riviera BeachWorld Central Kitchen
Carnival Corporation and Tropical Shipping
Carnival Corporation is partnering with Tropical Shipping, which will serve as an approved clearinghouse and distribution center for non-profit organizations, schools, businesses and residents of Broward County, Miami-Dade County and Palm Beach County to expedite timely delivery of donated food and goods collected in the local South Florida community. The effort, funded by both companies, will work in partnership with NEMA to provide immediate assistance to the people of the Bahamas where it is most needed.
Led by renowned chef José Andrés
is one of the aid groups organizing relief efforts.