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McCray's BBQ pitching in to help Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas

Posted at 12:07 PM, Sep 05, 2019

RIVIERA BEACH, Fla.-- A family known for its barbecue is pitching in to help people in the Bahamas.

McCray's Backyard BBQ now has a 40-foot shipping container outside its Riviera Beach restaurant on Blue Heron Boulevard.

Along with other community partners, McCray's is collecting donations to go to those suffering in the islands hit hard by Hurricane Dorian.

Derrick McCray says some of his employees are from the Bahamas, making it all the more important to help. "It's just so important that we react now, we don't want to have a delayed reaction, we need to react now."

"To my boss that I love so much that he gave this opportunity to send to our island. It doesn't matter where it is, we are human beings," said McCray's employee Alexandria Smith.

Donations will be accepted from 9 a-m to 9 p-m each day until the container is full. McCray's is located at 1549 W. Blue Heron Blvd. in Riviera Beach.

Donations will also be accepted at the Staples in Lake Park.

They are looking for items such as canned and dry foods, sanitary items, paper goods and water. Monarch Shipping Company donated the shipping container and will work with organizers to get the supplies to those in need.

Other organizations involved in the effort include the World Conference of Mayors and former Riviera Beach Mayor Thomas Masters, Youth Recreation Association, Mothers Against Murderers Association and X 102.3 Radio.