How you can assist rescue and relief efforts in Bahamas
Dorian hit the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane earlier this week, devastating entire communities. The death toll continues to rise and rescue efforts are well underway.
The Bahamian government and several organizations are accepting donations of money to support the rescue, relief and recovery efforts that are ongoing.
If you’d like to help:
■ The American Red Cross is accepting donations by phone at 800-435-7669 or online.
■ Americares, a nonprofit that provides emergency medical care, is already on the ground in the Bahamas, assessing health needs. You can donate on its website www.americares.org/.
■ The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency has posted information on its website how to make monetary donations. www.cdema.org.
■ Global Giving, a global crowdfunding platform, has set up a Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund to accept donations. www.globalgiving.org.
■ The Grand Bahama Port Authority through their Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Fund and Foundation is accepting donations for the island. www.gbdisaster relief.org/donations.
■ International Medical Corps, a global humanitarian nonprofit sends medical teams to areas stricken by disasters. You can help efforts by donating on its website give.internationalmedical corps.org.
■ Mercy Corps, a global team of humanitarians who partner with communities, corporations and governments to help people around the world are in the Bahamas and are meeting with emergency managers and other responding organizations to coordinate our response efforts. They are accepting monetary donations to assist with the efforts. www.mercycorps.org.
■ The National Association of the Bahamas, based in Miami in conjunction with the Bahamas consul general have set up a Hurricane Relief Fund. donate.wck.org/give/236738/ #!/donation/checkout
■ The Salvation Army is accepting monetary donations to help survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and the United States. www.salvationarmyusa.org/ usn/
■ World Central Kitchen, an organization founded by chef José Andrés, has sent teams to provide food to the communities of Grand Bahama and the Abacos. Donations are welcome. donate.wck.org/ give/236738/#!/donation/ checkout
■ YachtAid Global, which coordinates yachts in providing humanitarian aid is delivering life-saving aid, equipment, and disaster recovery & assistance teams to the Bahamas to assist local authorities in relief work. Monetary donations are being accepted. yachtaidglobal.org/donatenow.