2019 BAHAMAS HURRICANE RELIEF
While we have yet to see the full extent of the damage to the islands of the Bahamas from Hurricane Dorian, we do know that they took an unprecedented hit from a slow moving, intensely powerful beast of a storm. The photos and videos I’ve seen so far are horrifying. The devastation is unfathomable.
Those who survived the storm are now living in a dire reality and need our help. My heart breaks for all those who experienced Dorian and are still there, in need of rescue and basic life services.
The islands you love need your help desperately.
If you are a tourist who has ever visited these islands, please help. If you are someone who has ever dreamed of living in “paradise,” please help. If you used to live on an island, please help. If you are a fellow islander, please help.
People have lost their businesses, their livelihoods, their homes, and all of their worldly possessions. They are in need of food, shelter, and evacuation. The situation is immediate and critical.
I have tried to compile a list of ways you can help NOW for the islands effected. If you have additional organizations that you think need to be shared, please add them in the comments space of this post below or in the comments of the link of this post shared on our Facebook page.
Here is what I have so far, in no particular order:
I know this is overwhelming. There are so many places that need help. But contributing literally ANYTHING that you can is what counts. And if you can keep contributing over time (add it to your monthly budget!), that would be even better. Pick one, pick several!
Please share this with everyone that has ever been touched by these beautiful islands – even if it’s just through a screensaver.
Additionally, keeping these islands and their people at the forefront of the media is essential. People quickly forget, but these islands will need help in the long haul. Any news coverage you are able to obtain to feature the islands in need would be incredibly helpful. Think local, think global.
Thank you for caring. The islands will come back to their glory one day. Now’s the time to point them in that direction.