Council Member Mathieu Eugene, in partnership with local organizations, has launched a relief effort at the District Office to provide aid to the Bahamas in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian. The resulting devastation of the storm has resulted in 51 deaths, with thousands of residents missing and without food, and nearly 70,000 left homeless.
“It is extremely important for our community to do everything we can to help the people of the Bahamas recover from the devastation of Hurricane Dorian,” said Council Member Eugene. “The Bahamas is home to thousands of hardworking people who now face a monumental recovery and rebuilding process. There are many residents affected by this storm who were already struggling to provide for themselves and their families, and now their living circumstances are even worse. There is a tremendous humanitarian need to assist our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas, and that is why I am partnering with local organizations to provide these much needed resources. I urge the members of the community to drop off supplies at the District Office Community Room, located at 900 Rogers Avenue, any time between 9 am - 5 pm, Monday through Friday. This is an extremely important goodwill gesture and it is the first of many steps that should be taken to help The Bahamas rebuild and recover.”
Items to be donated at the District Office, located at 900 Rogers Ave. include the following:
Mops & buckets, towels & towelettes, gloves, wet wipes, large plastic trash bags, bleach, chlorine tablets, Lysol disinfectant
Water & water containers, canned goods, meals ready to eat, non-perishable dry goods, baby juice, baby food, baby formula, cereal
First aid kits, water filtration devices, mosquito repellent, flashlights, hygiene kits, diapers, baby wipes bug spray
Generators, portable stoves, butane canisters, blankets, air mattresses, pillows, sheet sets, non-electronic can opener, tents
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