The devastation in The Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian has left many saying the paradise islands are unrecognizable. It’s so hard to believe that my family and I were in the Abaco Islands just two months ago.
We’re learning more and more about what’s happening there now and how everyone still on the islands is doing. It is completely devastating. Although there are endless amount of ways to help, here are a few that I thought I’d share with you!
Being a news reporter for ABC7 in Sarasota, I’ve been able to work with local organizations that have their boots on the ground in the Bahamas. One of those being Agape Flights which is a nonprofit, Christian aviation ministry that makes weekly flights to different countries in the Caribbean. The Agape crew says aside from of course rescue right now, they plan on continuing to help those affected by this devastation for months to come, and know that our community will step in to do that.
“The generosity of people is amazing, and these people need that right now. They’re going to need their homes rebuilt, they’ll need hope, they’ll need to know that life is not over. That there is a morning after, and we need to be there and give them that hope,” Allen Speer, the CEO of Agape Flights, expressed.
If you’re in the Southwest Florida area, here are a list of places: https://www.mysuncoast.com/2019/09/04/places-donate-suncoast-hurricane-dorian-victims-bahamas/
For those of you in Miami, here is where donations are being accepted: https://www.miamigov.com/Government/BAHAMASTRONG