Category 5 Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the northwestern Bahamas on Sunday and Monday, bringing catastrophic winds and life-threatening storm surge. Here are some of the groups and organizations in Florida and the U.S. gathering supplies to assist victims.
WHERE TO DONATE:
* The West Palm Beach Police Department has several officers who have volunteered to deliver Hurricane Relief to the Bahamas. On Wednesday, they will collect the items listed below from anyone wishing to donate them. Donations (only new items) will be accepted between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Sept. 4 at the West Palm Beach Police Department located at 600 Banyan Blvd. They are unable to accept clothing.
* West Palm Beach radio stations are partnering with the American Red Cross for a two-day supply drive for the Bahamas. You can drop off your donations at the New Country 103.1 studios, located at 701 Northpoint Pwy., West Palm Beach, FL 33407, on Wednesday, Sept. 4 & Thursday, Sept. 5 between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m.
* A group of South Florida Bahamians have gathered together to get supplies to the Bahamian Consulate. Hygiene kits, water and non-perishable food are most important. Below are drop off locations for Thursday:
- Journey Church6201 S. Military TrailLake Worth, FL 3346310 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday
* Palm Beach Outlets , located at 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. in West Palm Beach, will host a Bahamas relief supplies drive starting Wednesday at 10 a.m. Visitors are encouraged to drop off much-needed supplies at the Customer Service desk located inside the Food Pavilion. The following supplies are needed: First aid kits, cleaning supplies, canned goods, box fans, flashlights, leather work gloves, hand sanitizer, non-perishable food, water, tarps, tents. toiletries, diapers, cleansing wipes (for adults and babies)
* Operation 300 , a nonprofit in Martin County, will be stationed at Witham Field in Stuart collecting donations to fill semis, barges and planes with donations. They are in need of volunteers to load the semis, donations, and individuals with medical, electrical, engineering, carpentry, and debris removal experience for 3-4 day trips to the Bahamas to help out. Operation 300 is coordinating its efforts with the US Coast Guard, USAID, DHS, and Customs to ensure maximum impact.
* All IPIC South Florida movie theater locations (North Miami Beach, Boca Raton, Delray Beach) are gathering donations starting Sept. 4.
- IPIC Boca Raton (Mizner Park) 301 Plaza Real, Boca Raton, FL 33432Accepting Supplies at Guest Services- 10 AM – 10PM
- IPIC Delray Beach (4th & 5th avenues)
- 25 SE 4th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483Accepting Supplies at Guest Services- 10 a.m. to – 10 p.m.
- IPIC North Miami Beach (NE 163rd Street) 3701 NE 163rd St, North Miami Beach, FL 33160*Opening at 2 p.m. Tuesday for regular business; accepting supplies effective Wednesday, 9/4/19 Accepting Supplies at Guest Services (starting 9/4) - 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
* The Eagles Wings Foundation and Rocco's Tacos and Tequila Bar in West Palm Beach, along with other local partners and the city of West Palm Beach, have teamed up to provide Bahamian Relief. They are starting a donation drop off starting Wednesday from 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. at Eagles Wings Warehouse located at 514 14th St. in West Palm Beach. They ask to please do not donate used clothes.
* The Association Of Bahamas Marinas is posting updates on their Facebook page. As of Tuesday, they said under no circumstances should any private vessel try and reach the islands at this time.
* Rotary Foundation - There are three ways to support the Bahamas through Rotary. The Immediate Past President of Rotary International, Barry Rassin, is a resident of Nassau and is helping coordinate aid efforts from Rotary clubs worldwide.1. Give money to Rotary's Disaster Relief Fund via The Rotary Foundation.2. Rotary District 6990, which includes clubs from Deerfield Beach to Grand Bahama Island, is coordinating supplies to be delivered via a 181-ft long boat. https://rotary6990.org/ 3. Shelter Box, an international NGO, started by Rotarians, is already involved in providing temporary shelter. Each Shelter Box is numbered so donors can track where their box goes. It provides supplies and shelter for a family for a year. https://www.shelterbox.org/disasters-explained/hurricane-dorian
* Hopetown Volunteer Fire & Rescue www.elbowcayrelief-org.overend.com
* Atlantic Yacht and Ship 850 NE 3rd St. #114 Dania Beach Florida 33004
* Air Unlimited/Florida Paints www.helptheabacos.com
* Head Knowles www.oasisbahamas.com/headknowles
* Global Empowerment https://www.globalempowermentmission.org/
* The South Florida Fishing community is teaming up to help the people of the Abacos. They are posting updates on their Facebook page, Abaco Relief.
* The city of Stuart is planning to help the Bahamas. Items can be dropped off at the Stuart Police Department from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday. Items will be transported to the Bahamas on Friday.
* The Kelsey Theater in Lake Park is a drop off location for the city of Lake Park.
What to donate
GeneratorsExtension CordsWork GlovesChainsaws & ChainsChainsaw Bar OilGas CansDuct TapeTarpsHammers & NailsBattery Operated FansBatteriesFlashlightsBug SprayMosquito NetsUnused BlanketsCleaning SuppliesNonperishable FoodHygiene ProductsBaby SuppliesPet FoodOTC Medical SuppliesSolar Phone ChargersPhone Battery PacksCleaning ProductsTrash BagsDisinfecting WipesSunscreenCamping Lights (Solar & Battery Powered)
Do not donate expired or unusable items.
If you know of any other organizations gathering items for Dorian victims, email email@example.com and we will add it to this page.