WeatherHurricaneBahamas after Dorian


St. Lucie County group collects donations for Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas

Posted at 12:31 PM, Sep 09, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-18 18:06:57-04

ST LUCIE COUNTY, Fla. — A St. Lucie County organization is working overtime to get much-needed supplies and aid to Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas.

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On Monday afternoon, Sheriff Ken Mascara toured the operations at Missionary Flights International, a Christian nonprofit group based at Treasure Coast International Airport that helps struggling nations in the Caribbean.

The organization has been collecting supplies to send to the Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian's devastation.

On Monday, volunteers from Missionary Flights International offloaded several trucks of donations, sorted the supplies, and prepared them for transport to the islands.

The Bahamian government said on Monday the death toll from Hurricane Dorian has risen to 44.

Officials warned that number will likely to rise as security forces and other teams search devastated areas of the northern Bahamas.

To donate to Missionary Flights International, click here.

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WPTV and the Associated Press contributed to this report.