Hurricane Dorian Relief

Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane on September 1, 2019 then lingered, pummeling the northern islands of the Bahamian archipelago for more than three days.

The majority of homes on Abaco Islands have been destroyed. More causalities are expected as flooding continues in the region. There is deep concern for the Abaco Islands, which took the full brunt of the hurricane, because many Haitian migrants live there in two shantytowns, known as the Mudd and Pigeon Peas.

The recovery process will be long and difficult in communities throughout the region. The organizations below provide immediate and long-term relief to affected residents.

Dorian is one of the strongest Atlantic hurricanes on record and a Category 2 storm as it moves up the Eastern Seaboard. We are monitoring the needs of residents in Georgia, the Carolinas and Virginia. This list will be updated as more information and resources are available.

  • Global Giving has established the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund to provide emergency supplies and long-term assistance to help in rebuilding.
  • World Central Kitchen, set up by the chef José Andrés, provides food to people after natural disasters. Mr. Andrés and a relief team have arrived in Nassau, the capital, and have begun to identify places where they can set up kitchens on the affected islands.
  • Operation USA is assisting with damage assessment and working with community-based organizations to offer support to affected communities.
  • Yacht Aid Global has set up “Operation Topaz” to bring emergency supplies like food, tarps, hygiene kits and medicine to Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands. The organization works with yachts in the region to coordinate support.
  • Team Rubicon, an organization of military veterans that provides disaster relief, is in the Bahamas.
  • International Medical Corps– is providing emergency medical care and supplies to those affected by these disasters
  • Direct Relief is delivering medical aid to affected areas, and additional emergency medical caches are being routed to the Bahamas from Florida and Direct Relief’s main distribution hub in the U.S.

When supporting relief organizations, consider marking your gift as general operating support. By doing so, you enable the organization to both respond to current disasters and be prepared for those that may arise in the future. Visit CCF’s disaster giving page for more tips on how to maximize your impact when giving to disaster relief.

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