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Resources to Support the Bahamas in the Wake of Hurricane Dorian

Tuesday, September 03, 2019 9:35 AM | GSCBWLA Admin (Administrator)

As Hurricane Dorian continues to cause catastrophic damage in the Northern Bahamas for what has now been roughly more than 48 hours, many have reached out seeking ways to help.
Below is a list of community partners and stakeholders to support relief efforts in collaboration with the Government of The Bahamas, Consulate General of The Bahamas in Miami. 
As of Monday, September 2, 12:00pm, the Consulate General of The Bahamas in Miami shared the following list of supplies that will be needed in the relief and recovery period:
Water, ice, non-perishable food, family hygiene kits (tissue, toothpaste, tooth brushes, towels, sanitary napkins), cleaning supplies (bleach, mops, brooms, disinfectants, garbage bags, sponges), baby items/supplies, plastic water bottles, cots, blankets, portal potty, flashlights, batteries, repellents (deet free), cooking utensils, temporary housing, tarpaulin, plastic sheeting, plywood, shingles, generators, chain saws, shovels, disposable utensils, power banks, solar powered chargers, portable radios, cloth bags, biodegradable bags, first aid kits, and first-aid items (bandages, gauges, tape).
DROP-OFF LOCATIONS: Locations are being identified for drop off and packaging centers for appropriate transportation and shipping.

  1. Miami-Dade County Government locations: (1) Miami-Dade County Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St. Miami; (2) Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 N.W. 1st Street, Miami, FL; (3) Joseph Caleb Center, 5400 N.W. 22nd Avenue, Miami, FL; (4) Office of Emergency Management Warehouse, 8008 N.W. 14th Street, Doral (Parking validation for those making donations at the Stephen P. Clark Center in Downtown Miami; Free parking available in other locations)
  2. #BahamaStrong City of Miami Fire Stations and Coconut Grove churches: www.miamigov.com/government/BAHAMASTRONG
  3. Christ Episcopal Church, 3481 Hibiscus Street, Coconut Grove, Fl , Rev. Jonathan Archer,(www.chrepch.org) (Sanctioned by Consulate of The Bahamas)
  4. Make The Homeless Smile (www.MTHSmile.com), Dr. Dorothy Bendross Mindingall Social and Economic Institute, 5120 N.W. 24th Avenue, Miami, FL (Contact - Valencia Gunder, 786-877-7826
  5. Global Empowerment Mission, 340 N.W. 59th Terrace, Miami, FL (10am to 7pm) (Sanctioned by Consulate of The Bahamas)
  6. Lifestyle Miami: 5161 NW 79th Street, Miami; 6001 NW 153rd Street, Miami Lakes; 4090 E. 6th Avenue, Hialeah, FL.
  7. Le Luxe Beauty Bar, 10597 S.W. 40th Street, Miami, FL.
  8. (North Miami Beach) Sapoznik Insurance, 1100 N.E. 163rd Street, North Miami Beach, FL (Contact person: Sonless Martin, 305-748-3973)
  9. (North Miami) Law Offices of Andre Pierre, P.A., 550 N.E. 124th Street, North Miami, FL
  10. (Miami Gardens) CMS International, 3333 N.W. 168th Street, Miami Gardens, FL
  11. (Miami Gardens/Hialeah) All Weather Patio, 4940 NW 167th Street, Miami Gardens, Contact: Gaby Pacheco, 305-978-4126
  12. (South Miami-Dade) Chopsticks Miami, 20553 Old Cutler Road, Cutler Bay, FL
  13. (South Miami-Dade) Josh Jones Law, 14707 South Dixie Highway, Miami, FL, 404-446-5649
  14. (South Miami-Dade) High Praise and Workshop Center, 6610 SW 59th Place, South Miami (South Dade Democratic Black Caucus Ron Brown Chapter)
  15. (South Miami-Dade) Richmond Heights Resource Center, 11203 SW 152nd Street, Miami (South Dade Democratic Black Caucus Ron Brown Chapter)
  16. (South Miami-Dade) Mt. Pleasant Missionary Baptist Church, 11591 SW 220th Street, Miami, FL (South Dade Democratic Black Caucus Ron Brown Chapter)
  17. (South Miami-Dade) The Purple Church, 14700 Lincoln Blvd., Miami
  18. (South Miami-Dade) Sweet Home Missionary Baptist Church, 10701 SW 184th Street, Miami
  19. (South Miami-Dade) HGT Ministries, 10711 SW 216th Street, Goulds, FL
  20. (South Miami-Dade) Florida City Police Department, 404 West Palm Drive, Florida City
  21. (South Miami-Dade) Nation of Life Ministries, 1055 Redland Road, Florida City
  22. (South Miami-Dade) Gasca Auto Care, 205 N.E. 2nd Road, Homestead
  23. (South Miami-Dade) Keyes Company, 692 N. Homestead Blvd., Suite 104, Homestead
  24. (South Miami-Dade) Goulds Park, 11350 SW 216th Street, Miami
  25. (South Miami-Dade) Air Base K-8 PTSA, 12829 SW 272 Street, Homestead
  26. (South Miami-Dade) Office of State Rep. Kionne McGhee, 10720 Caribbean Blvd., Suite 435, Cutler Bay


  1. Tropix Shipping, 5610 N.W. 12th Avenue, Suite 203, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33309 (info@tropixshipping.com)
  2. Shelter Aviation, 1100 SW 41st Ct., Ft. Lauderdale, FL (Sanctioned by the Consulate of The Bahamas)
  3. Feet to Faith Family Services (in partnership with Glory Seekers Church), North Lauderdale, feettofaithfamilyservices@gmail.com, 954-439-0760
  4. Koinonia Worship Center & Village, 4900 West Hallandale Beach Blvd., Pembroke Park, FL, Janice Minnis, 954-980-1030 or Rep. Shevrin Jones, 754--581-2646 (9am-5pm)
  5. Riverside Markets: (Plantation) 6900 Cypress Road; (Fort Lauderdale) 608 S.W. 12th Avenue; (South FTL) 3218 S.E. 6th Street.
  6. Jetscape Alpha FBO Hangar, 350 SW 34th Street, Fort Lauderdale
  7. Elnet Maritime Agency, 2818 Centerport Circle, Pompano Beach, FL, 954-592-3332


  1. Palm Beach Outlets, 1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL (Drop-off at Customer Service in the food pavilion), Mall Hours, Monday-Saturday, 10am to 9pm and Sundays, 11am to 7pm, Contact: Pamela Rada, 561-515-4405, prada@nedevelopment.com
  2. Cafe Sweets Bakery, 519 25th Street, West Palm Beach, FL, Contact: Sharlyn Davis-Powery, 561-319-1478, sharlyndavis@icloud.com
  3. Judge Rodgers Community Center, 251 West 11th Street, Riviera Beach, FL, Contact: Alan Bottorff, abottorff@teledactyl.com, 301-332-9025 (Accepting only generators, wet vacs, chainsaws, and water pumps)
  4. Plantation Boat Mart, 2359 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens, Contact: Gaby Pacheco, 305-978-4126


  1. Plantation Boat Mart & Marina, 90400 Overseas Highway, Tavernier, Contact: Gaby Pacheco, 305-978-4126

Other locations are being identified and confirmed. In addition, transportation for the pickup and delivery of items for shipment is being coordinated in real time. A central warehousing location is being prepared in Fort Lauderdale.

  1. National Association of The Bahamas (NAB) Hurricane Relief Fund: http://www.nabmiami.org/donate (sanctioned by Consulate of The Bahamas)
  2. United Way Operation Helping Hands: http://www.unitedwaymiami.org
  3. Make the Homeless Smile: http://www.mthsmile.com
  4. Caribbean Hotel & Tourism Association (CHTA): http://www.caribbeanhotelandtourism.com/hurricane-resources
  5. Miami-Dade Fair & Exposition Dorian Relief Fund: https://www.gofundme.com/f/be-ther-with-the-fair-dorian-relief-fund

Other platforms are being confirmed and verified.

  1. Location of Family Members: For persons looking to locate family members, NEMA-Bahamas is recommending the completion of this survey application: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/88VYQMZ?fbclid=IwAR04S3LeuB6IInWzORcRdlltU_hJeaBehg_ZXYkJrCZ-7obDinqyWZw6PME
  2. Rescue efforts are underway in Grand Bahama. Those who are in life-threatening situations are asked to call 351-4902, 351-4903 or 351-4904. Residents in severely flooded areas are urged to send their locations to 557-5202.
  3. BahamasAir: BahamasAir wishes to advise the traveling public that the Lynden Pindling International Airport is open and as a result they wish to confirm that they will operate the following flights:
    1. Tuesday, September 3: Miami flights will begin at 2:45pm
    2. For more information or inquiries, contact Selvin Basden, sbasden@bahamasair.com or Stephen Gay, stephen@bahamasair.com, 242-702-4113

For more information, please follow the Consulate General of The Bahamas on Facebook and on Instagram @bahamasconmiami #BahamaStrong #HurricaneDorian #HurricaneReliefBahamas. Consul General, Linda Mackey Phone 305-373-6295, www.bahamasconmiami.com
**A special thank you to Marlon Hill, Esq. for compiling much of the information listed above.**

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