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Carnival Cruise donates $2 million to Hurricane Dorian relief efforts in the Bahamas

Drop off site in Riviera Beach
Posted: 7:06 AM, Sep 05, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-18 20:03:48-04
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MIAMI — Carnival Cruise Line is joining many other organizations by donating to help the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian hit the country this week.

In a tweet Wednesday, Carnival said they have pledged $2 million for Bahamas relief and are asking for donations that they will help ship to the islands.

The cruise line said they will help with the transportation of donated goods from South Florida to the islands.

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In a written statement , Carnival said they have partnered with Tropical Shipping and The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency to collect and deliver food and supplies donated in Broward, Miami-Dade and Palm Beach counties for Bahamian residents.

“We have received an outpouring of calls and emails from concerned individuals, local leaders, non-profit groups and the South Florida business community asking how they can provide support to The Bahamas,” said Arnold Donald, CEO of Carnival Corporation. “By working together, we can collectively provide much-needed food and supplies to people in the immediate aftermath of the hurricane.”

Food and Supplies Donation List
* Ready-To-Eat Meals
* Tents
* Cots: Adult Size
* Hygiene Kits: Pampers (all sizes), baby wipes, sanitary napkins, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, adult diapers, hand sanitizer
* Bottled Water: Cases
* Non-Perishable Food Items: Canned fish, canned meats, canned pureed veg, peanut butter, jars of baby food, powdered milk, baby formula
* Disposable Cutlery: Pre-packed cutlery, cups, plates
* Water Bladders: Size 2,500 gallons
* Reusable Water Containers: Size 3 gallons
* First Aid Items: Sterile bandages/gauze (all sizes), tape
* Portable Generators: 15KW – 25KW
* Chainsaws
* Plastic Tarpaulin
* Debris Removal Tools: Shovels, rakes, axes, wheel barrows
* Portable Single and Double Burner Stoves
* Portable Outdoor Lamps/Lights: Battery operated
* Water Purification Kits: Brita water filters and purification tablets
* Flashlights: Wind-up and battery operated
* Blankets and Towels
* Insect Repellents: Spray, bracelets
* Portable Radios: Wind-up and battery operated
* Batteries: D Cell, AA
* Portable Bathroom
* Cleaning Supplies: Bleach, brooms, mops, Pinesol, garbage bags
* Life Jackets and Ponchos: Adult and child size

Carnival has six drop-off locations , including one in Riviera Beach.

DROP-OFF LOCATIONS FOR FOOD AND SUPPLIES FOR THE BAHAMAS

Tropical Shipping Cargo Receiving Location - Palm Beach County
Hours: M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
1489 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Riviera Beach, Florida 33404
(561) 881-3999
(561) 881-3951
hurricanecentral@tropical.com

Miami-Dade County Main Library – Miami Dade
Hours: Accepting donations Monday – Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
101 W. Flagler St.
Miami, FL 33130
(305) 375-2665

Stephen P. Clark Center – Miami Dade
Hours: Accepting donations Monday – Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
111 NW First St., Miami.
Miami, FL 33128

Joseph Caleb Center – Miami Dade
Hours: Accepting donations Monday – Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
5400 NW 22 Ave.
Miami, FL 33142

Office of Emergency Management Warehouse – Miami Dade
Hours: Accepting donations Monday – Saturday from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
8008 NW 14 St.
Doral, FL 33126

Tropical Shipping Cargo Receiving Location – Miami
Tropical Shipping
Hours: M – F, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
9505 NW 108th Avenue
Medley, FL 33178
(561) 881-3999
(561) 881-3951
hurricanecentral@tropical.com