It’s hard to take in everything that happened in the last week. It seemed like Hurricane Dorian couldn’t make up it’s mind!
And while we’re glad that Central Florida was spared from this storm, we know that the Bahamas were hit harder than we can imagine. As you’ve probably heard / read, there were places that had to endure 180+ mph winds for over 24 hours.
As the church, we want to do all we can to bring the hope of Jesus into hopeless situations everywhere. That’s why we’re encouraging everyone that can to donate via our strategic partner, Converge Southeast, toward the on-the-ground relief effort in the Bahamas.
In addition, we’ve provided links to other trusted organizations who are already making an impact on the people suffering through this great disaster.
The Blanchard Park YMCA is collecting items through September 19th to be sent to the Bahamas. The following items may be dropped off during normal hours:
- Baby products
- Feminine hygiene products
- Cleaning products
- Clothes (adult, youth, infant)
- Shoes (adult, youth, infant)
- Household items (batteries, candles, flashlights, etc)
- Bar soap and hand sanitizer
Converge Relief Fund
You can learn more about Converge’s churches in the Bahamas and donate toward the relief fund here.
Donate to World Central Kitchen who is on the ground providing hot meals in multiple sites throughout the Bahamas.
Help provide emergency safe drinking water to those in need after the storm. Learn more and donate to Water Mission.
Give or volunteer with Samaritan’s Purse (our Operation Christmas Child partner) who has already been shipping supplies and mounting a relief effort. Learn more here.