How to Donate to the Bahamas Community after Hurricane Dorian
by Maia Muttoo Sep 4, 2019
Earlier this week, the northern islands of the Bahamas were devastated by category five hurricane, Dorian. The storm left extensive damages, leaving hundreds displaced and without basic supplies, and claiming the lives of at least five people.
Here’s how you can assist Bahamians who are suffering due to Dorian’s passage.
The Cayman Islands Red Cross
The Cayman Islands Red Cross is accepting monetary donations. No fees will be removed from these emergency funds.
You can deposit your contribution directly into the Red Cross’ Hurricane Dorian Bahamas Appeal bank account at Butterfield Bank. Account information is available at their Facebook page.
Royal Bank of Canada
Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) will be co-sponsoring a household and canned-food drive.
You can drop off donations to the 2nd -floor reception area/kitchen at RBC on Shedden Road, care of Jody Ebanks or Denise Campbell. The items will be distributed to RBC Cayman’s colleagues at RBC Freeport and Abaco to ensure goods go to those in need.
The Rotary Bahamas Disaster Fund is accepting monetary donations. 100% of funds received will go to those in need.
For information on how to donate to the Rotary fund, visit their Facebook page.
Solid Rock Ministries
Solid Rock Ministries is accepting donations of non-perishable foodstuff and household goods.
You can donate the following items to their collection centre at 494 Shedden Road, Monday to Friday midday to 6pm.
- Canned food.
- First aid kits.
- Cleaning supplies.
- Sanitary products.
For more information, call 345-516-8888.
The Salvation Army Bahamas
You can contribute monetary donations directly to the Bahamas Salvation Army via their website. Visit www.thesalvationarmybahamas.com to do so.
In times like these, we in Cayman remember our own devastation following Hurricane Ivan in 2004. You can help support Bahamians suffering similar destruction through generous donations to these organisations.