Ravaging the Bahamas with sustained wind speeds of 185 miles per hour and storm surges reaching as high as 23 feet, Hurricane Dorian’s deadly path of destruction devastated the island nation.
The Category 5 hurricane proved to be the strongest ever recorded to reach land in the Atlantic. It caused massive flooding, demolished buildings, and downed power lines across the islands. News reports indicate that 45% of homes in Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands were destroyed. Several people are confirmed dead; a great many others are missing.
At Harvest, we believe that we have been positioned to serve Central Floridians as a conduit to channel their desire to help. We are a part of a movement of local churches called Converge which has five churches in the Bahamas who are positioned to serve their communities in the relief efforts ahead.
The easiest and most immediate way to help right now is through financial donations. Giving to the Converge Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fund will help provide resources, including water, food and blankets.
Additionally, we have the ability to ship supplies from Central Florida to a partnering warehouse in Ft. Lauderdale. From there, supplies can be delivered to Grand Bahama via Freeport.
Make a difference! There are three ways to do so.
1. Pray. Pray for the needs of the people of the Bahamas and for a strong and coordinated effort of relief.
- Donate to the Converge Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fund today.
- Deliver relief supplies to Harvest Community Church (see supplies list). Drop off hours are Mondays - Fridays 9 am - 4 pm and Sundays between 9:15 am and noon.
- Volunteer to help! Email us if you’re interested in helping collect and deliver supplies. Also, short-term trip opportunities will be made known at a later date.
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