I’ve been following Hurricane Dorian, and I must say that the damage it did to the Bahamas is heart-wrenching. Homes were ripped apart, there are 30 documented deaths, thousands of residents are still missing, and shark-infested water covers the pathways. Hurricane Dorian crashed the Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands as a Category 5, and it’s been advised that more than 13,000 houses (45% of homes) were severely damaged or destroyed. Roughly 62,000 people are without drinking water and 60,000 need food.
After doing some research, I found a relief group that’s currently accepting donations for the Bahamas. HeadKnowles.
HeadKnowles was founded by Lia Head and Gina Knowles. It’s a disaster relief group that’s raised over $2 million in funds for Hurricane Joaquin in 2015 and established committed volunteers to assist during Hurricane Matthew in 2016. Rebuilding communities throughout the Bahamas won’t be an easy task, and the victims currently need food, water, clothes, toiletries, medical supplies, and other essentials. So if you have the money to give, please consider donating through HeadKnowles, because the money will go directly to purchasing supplies for the victims.
You can visit their GoFundMe by clicking here. If you have any additional information on other organizations that are helping the Bahamas, please comment below.
Until Next Time…
Childs, J. W., & Brackett, R. (2019, September 5). Humanitarian Aid Begins to Reach Bahamas; Death Toll Could Be “Staggering”. Retrieved from https://weather.com/news/news/2019-09-05-hurricane-dorian-bahamas-crisis-abaco-grand-bahama