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Help victims of Hurricane Dorian

Posted: 1:08 PM, Sep 03, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-18 17:19:43-04
In this handout image provided by the Ministry of Defence, members of the Humanitarian and Disaster Relief (HADR) team from RFA Mounts Bay, provide aid assistance to the Islanders of Great Abaco on September 4, 2019 in Great Abaco, Bahamas. A massive rescue effort is underway after Hurricane Dorian spent more than a day inching over the Bahamas, killing at least seven as entire communities were flattened, roads washed out and hospitals and airports swamped by several feet of water, according to published reports.

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:

Before dropping off supplies, donors should call or email your charity of choice to make sure collections are still taking place.

* The Palm Beach County School District, in collaboration with the Education Foundation of Palm Beach County, is collecting funds to donate to the American Red Cross to help victims of Hurricane Dorian. Their goal is $100,000. Click here to donate through Sept. 20.
* Now through Sept. 20, every Seacoast Bank branch will be collecting the supplies for the relief efforts. Click here for a list of supplies to donate.
* Missionary Flights International : MFI is accepting donations for the Bahamas! NO FLY ITEMS, suggested items, a volunteer form, drop off times, and donation link can be found on the MFI website at www.missionaryflights.org/relief We have a STRONG NEED for volunteers to help us with incoming donation traffic. Please fill out a form at www.missionaryflights.org/relief#volunteer . Please see more information at www.missionaryflights.org/relief#donations We would really love donations of portable generators & power cords, canopy tents, tarps, protein bars, toilet paper, blankets, and sunscreen (no aerosol). These items would really provide immediate shelter needs for those living on the islands.
* Florida Atlantic University: FAU Executive Education Degree and Professional Development programs - stand with Bahamas after the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. FAU has partnered with a local organization who is able to transport donations by plane to Bahamians in need. Through Sunday, September 15, we will be hosting a donation drive. Bring flashlights, batteries, blankets and non-perishable foods. All donations should be dropped off at the Office Depot center, second floor. For questions, email execedevents@fau.edu.
FAU colleges have organized a drive to help those in the Bahamas affected by hurricane Dorian. Donations will be collected from Monday, September 9 to Friday, September 13, 2019. Collection boxes will be placed in the College of Nursing, College for Design and Social Inquiry, College of Engineering, and College of Science. Collection boxes will be located as follows:
College of Nursing: Second floor Student Lounge
College for Design and Social Inquiry: first floor next to the reception desk in the front lobby
College of Engineering: West Building first floor main hall and East Building first floor outside the Lata and Shiva Gangal Global Innovation Hall
College of Science: Dean's Lounge
Requested donations are focused on dried proteins and dehydrated meals such as cliff bars, protein bars, fiber one bars, crackers, nuts, etc. as well as diapers of all sizes and feminine products. However, we will be accepting all non-perishable donations. Residents of the Bahamas have a need for food, water, medical supplies, toiletries, and other basic needs supplies for adults and children/babies.
* The Florida Highway Patrol, and multiple law enforcement agencies have partnered with Mobile Mike & iHeartMedia of Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast to coordinate a Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort.
We will be collecting the following specific items:
• New Generators
• Plywood
• Construction Materials (Hammers, nails, plumbing & roofing supplies)
• Pop Up Tents
• Gas Cans
• Baby Diapers, Baby Food, Baby Wipes (Only unopened boxed items no single items)
• Large boxes of sealed canned foods (No single or bagged items)
• New Blankets, Cots, Sleeping Bags, Air Mattresses, Tarps (no opened items)
• Large unopened bags of Pet Food or full boxes of Canned Pet Food (no openitems)
There will be no clothing or used items accepted at this location. Every item must be boxed and labeled. To donate by phone please call 1-800 HELP NOW (1-800 435, 7669.
All donations can be dropped off at Palm Beach Outlets near the south corner of Saks Fifth Avenue on Friday, September 13th and Vero Beach Outlets on Friday, September 27th near Banana Republic Factory Store, look for our collection area.
Donations will be accepted each day between 7:00 AM and 7:00 PM.
iHeartMedia of the Palm Beaches & Treasure Coast and Mobile Mike will be traveling to the Bahamas alongside local Law, Enforcement Agencies and volunteers to deliver all donations when the infrastructure allows.

* Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund is accepting monetary donations.
* The Jewish Volunteer Center of the Jewish Federation of Palm Beach County is collecting supplies at the following locations:
• Mandel JCC – Boynton Beach (8500 Jog Rd)
• Mandel JCC – Palm Beach Gardens (5221 Hood Rd)
We ask that items donated be limited to those requested by the government of the Bahamas. Click here for list.
Questions? Contact Federation’s Jewish Volunteer Center by emailing volunteer@jewishpalmbeach.org.
* 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. They are asking for: toiletries, trash bags, tarps, first-aid kits, non-perishable foods, flashlights, chainsaws, gloves, generators (new in box), extension cords, water, cleaning supplies
* Village of Wellington: The Village is partnering with area relief agencies to deliver collected supplies to the Bahamas, periodically, from September 9 through September 21, 2019. Collected supplies will be used to meet storm-related needs and support long-term recovery efforts in the Bahamas. These items have been requested directly by the Government of the Bahamas.
Supplies Needed
(new, unused items only)
Baby Supplies
Hygiene Kits
Toiletries
Cleaning Supplies
First Aid Kits
Can Openers
Insect Repellent
Flashlights
Batteries
Pet Food
*The following items WILL NOT be accepted: money, sharp objects, flammable items, medications, food items.
The Village will be accepting donations at the following locations:
Drop-Off Locations
(during normal business hours)
Village Hall
12300 Forest Hill Blvd.
Wellington Community Center
12150 Forest Hill Blvd.
Community Services Office
1092 Wellington Trace
Village Park
11700 Pierson Road
Lake Wellington Professional Centre
12133 Ken Adams Way
Ultima Fitness
12799 West Forest Hill Blvd.
Wellington Fire Stations
(All Wellington locations)
Wellington parents may also drop off donations at their child’s school.
Donations will be accepted at Village Park on Saturday, September 14, 2019 (look for signs pointing to drop-off area).
Wellington will also host a Bahamas Hurricane Relief Collection Event at the Wellington Community Center on Saturday, September 21, 2019. The Village will partner with the Wellington Community Foundation and other local organizations and non-profit groups to collect donations (only new, unused items) between 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM.
* 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 33432
Accepting Supplies at Guest Services- 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.
- IPIC Delray Beach (4th & 5th avenues)
- 25 SE 4th Ave, Delray Beach, FL 33483
Accepting 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. A donation drop is available 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.
* Tri-County Animal Rescue in Boca Raton is collecting pet food and supplies, and is working with Bahamian first responders to bring in necessary aid and to evacuate animals off the islands to safer locations. You can donate to several locations throughout our viewing area. For more information click here, or call -561-482-8110.
* The Benjamin School will be collecting items for victims of Hurricane Dorian from now through Thursday, Sept. 12. These items will be transported by a grassroots group of local families, many of whom have ties to the Bahamas. Lower School donations may be dropped off at Green Dot, Red Dot, Polka Dot, and in the Lower School office. Middle School donations may be dropped off at Red Dot, Blue Dot, Polka Dot, and the Middle School office. Upper School donations may be taken to the lobby in the Upper School office.
List of needed items:

  • Water
  • Tarps
  • Roofing nails
  • Tents
  • Canned foods - tuna, chicken, vegetables, soups, etc
  • Fruit cups
  • Milk - powdered, evaporated
  • Oatmeal
  • Granola bars/protein bars
  • Powdered eggs
  • Peanut butter and jelly
  • Cracker packs - peanut butter, cheese
  • Beef jerky
  • Rice
  • Pasta and sauce
  • Gatorade powder or similar to add to water
  • Baby food and baby formula
  • Diapers
  • Candles
  • Flashlights
  • Can openers
  • Bleach/chlorine
  • Toilet paper
  • Wipes
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito spray
  • Feminine products
  • Soap
  • Matches
  • Batteries
  • First aid kits, first aid supplies
  • Advil, aspirin, etc.
  • Small propane bbq grills
  • Small propane (green) tanks
  • Charged portable power banks for cell phones
  • Small generatorsFlip flops (new)

* St. Mark's Episcopal School is sending a $10,000 check from our parish ministry funds to victims in the Bahamas. You can donat by making your checks payable to St. Mark’s Church and write "Hurricane Dorian Appeal" in the memo line. You can place your check in the offering plates over the weekend, mail them to the church, or drop them off in the church office. Third, you can also contribute financially through credit card donations by accessing the parish website as follows: St. Mark's Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund - Click the "HERE" link and then enter the dollar amount of your gift and click "Go" to donate.
* 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
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 Kelsey Theater in Lake Park is a drop off location for the city of Lake Park.
* Real Fitness, located at 150 S. Caloosahatchee Ave. in Jupiter, is collecting donations for victims. You can drop off the following items daily from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.:

  • Plywood/lumber
  • Sheet rock
  • Roofing materials
  • Drip caps
  • Nails
  • Mops/buckets
  • Towels
  • Wet wipes
  • Trash bags
  • Bleach
  • Chlorine tablets
  • Lysol
  • Disinfectant
  • Water
  • Water containers
  • Canned goods
  • Meals ready to eat
  • Non-perishable dry goods
  • Baby food & formula
  • Cereal
  • First aid kits
  • Mosquito repellents
  • Flashlights
  • Hygiene kits
  • Diapers
  • Baby wipes
  • Blankets
  • Air mattresses
  • Pillows
  • Sheets
  • Generators
  • Can openers

* Sailfish Marina, in partnership with Stephen G. Leighton, Deputy Chief of Staff to Congressman Brian Mast, and Operation 300, will be a donation site for the Abacos Relief Project [op300.org] . Beginning Wednesday, September 4, 2019, there will be a semi-trailer at Sailfish Marina ready to receive donations to be transported via private planes and boats, suited and approved for delivery. All items will go to the Bahamas, in particular the ravaged outer islands of Green Turtle Cay, Guana Cay, Hopetown, Man-O-War Cay and Elbow Cay. To help victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, Sailfish Marina will be accepting items such as toiletries, diapers, clothing, trash bags, tarps, first aid kits, nonperishable foods, flashlights, chainsaws, gloves, extension cords, generators (new in box), water and more.
* The 7th Day Adventist Church and The Latin Quarter of West Palm Beach has organized a collaborative county-wide effort to provide hurricane relief and alleviate the immediate and long term needs of our Bahamian neighbors. The Florida State Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, The Puerto Rican Chamber of Commerce, and the Democratic Hispanic Caucus of Florida have secured a state-wide supply chain for immediate and direct shipping via containers already set at the Port of Palm Beach. Beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, September 6, 2019 local drop off sites accepting donations in West Palm Beach include The 7th Day Adventist Church located at 2727 Georgia Ave. and Don Ramon Restaurant located at 7101 S. Dixie Hwy. Both locations will continue to accept donations until further notice. State-wide drop off sites are currently being organized by local hispanic networks to continue the supply relief drives.
From 6-9 pm on Saturday, September 21, 2019 the Boynton Beach Art District, located at 410 W.Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida, will be collecting supplies during the BASH 2019 Art Walk. Supplies Needed: Groceries: Water, Can Foods, Powered Milk, Can Openers, Mosquito repellent, Dry Beans, Rice, Legumes, Baby Food and Formula, Ready to Eat (MREs),Non-perishable Dry Goods, Baby Juice, Cereal. Cleaning Supplies: Mops & Buckets, Towels & towelettes, Gloves, Wet Wipes, Large Plastic Trash Bags, Bleach, Chlorine tablets, Lysol,Disinfectant Safety & Hygiene: First Aid Kits, Water Filtration Devices, Mosquito repellent, Flashlights, Batteries, Hygiene Kits,Diapers, Baby wipes Medical: All Non Prescription Medicines Accepted.
From 6-9 pm on Saturday, September 21, 2019 the Boynton Beach Art District, located at 410 W.Industrial Ave., Boynton Beach, Florida, will be collecting supplies during the BASH 2019 Art Walk. Supplies Needed: Groceries: Water, Can Foods, Powered Milk, Can Openers, Mosquito repellent, Dry Beans, Rice, Legumes, Baby Food and Formula, Ready to Eat (MREs),Non-perishable Dry Goods, Baby Juice, Cereal. Cleaning Supplies: Mops & Buckets, Towels & towelettes, Gloves, Wet Wipes, Large Plastic Trash Bags, Bleach, Chlorine tablets, Lysol,Disinfectant Safety & Hygiene: First Aid Kits, Water Filtration Devices, Mosquito repellent, Flashlights, Batteries, Hygiene Kits,Diapers, Baby wipes Medical: All Non Prescription Medicines Accepted.
* Gilbert Family of Companies in Okeechobee: In an effort to support those in the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian, all Gilbert locations will be collecting items to deliver to the Bahamian people.
* Total MD Total MD is collecting donated supplies for Bahamas relief in all 5 of our locations. Total MD will be accepting Monday – Saturday 8 a.m. – 7 p.m. at all 5 locations listed below:
WEST PALM BEACH
Forest Hill Location: 4623 Forest Hill Blvd, Suite 103, West Palm Beach, FL 33415
Okeechobee Blvd Location: 8200 Okeechobee Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33411
FORT LAUDERDALE
Cypress Creek Location: 2700 W Cypress Creek Road, Suite C100, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309
CORAL SPRINGS
Coral Springs Location: 8100 Royal Palm Blvd, Suite 105, Coral Springs, FL 33065
BOCA RATON
Boca Raton Location: 1950 Clint Moore Road, Suite 308, Boca Raton, FL 33496
* McCray's BBQ accepting donations from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. each day at 1549 W. Blue Heron Blvd. in Riviera Beach. They are looking for items such as canned and dry foods, sanitary items, paper goods and water.
* Altier Jewelers is accepting supplies and or money to help with recovery efforts in the Bahamas. All supplies and donations can be dropped off at the store: Altier Jewelers, 701 S Federal Hwy., Boca Raton Fl 33432
* Bridge Prep Academy accepting donations through Friday Sept. 13.

What to donate

Generators
Extension Cords
Work Gloves
Chainsaws & Chains
Chainsaw Bar Oil
Gas Cans
Duct Tape
Tarps
Hammers & Nails
Battery Operated Fans
Batteries
Flashlights
Bug Spray
Mosquito Nets
Unused Blankets
Cleaning Supplies
Nonperishable Food
Hygiene Products
Baby Supplies
Pet Food
OTC Medical Supplies
Solar Phone Chargers
Phone Battery Packs
Cleaning Products
Trash Bags
Disinfecting Wipes
Sunscreen
Camping Lights (Solar & Battery Powered)

Do not donate expired or unusable items.