Deadly storm hits the Bahamas
On September 1st, category 5 Hurricane Dorian devastated the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahamas. ShelterBox response teams have been in The Bahamas since September 6th working closely with local and international humanitarian organizations, the government, Rotary, and the private sector.
Most people have been evacuated from the affected islands, and are being housed by the government-run shelters or other accommodations. The immediate priorities for these families are food, water and healthcare.
Due to the fact that there is a lot of debris and hazardous waste, no electricity and difficulty accessing clean water, food and supplies, these families may not be able to return to their home sites for a long time.
Hurricane season runs from June to November in the Atlantic with September being the peak. At ShelterBox, we must be prepared for this season and the potential that many families will need our assistance after these devastating storms.
Donate today to help families around the world recover after losing their homes to wind, rain, and flooding after destructive hurricanes.
Please note: To be as effective as possible we do not accept donations to specific disasters.