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Local Good News: Local church needs your help to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian left unbelievable damage in the Bahamas. Up to 90% of buildings in the most damaged areas were destroyed. Across the Abaco and Grand Bahama Isl...

Memphis, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – Hurricane Dorian leftunbelievable damage in the Bahamas. Up to 90% of buildings in the most damagedareas were destroyed. Across the Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands, areported 70,000 people have been made homeless and in need of food andwater. A local church needs your help to help those in need. Theireffort is local good news.

“We have been doing mission trips for close to 7 years now toGrand Bahama Island,” said Whitten Baptist Church Deacon David Stanley.

Deacon David Stanley of Whitten Baptist Church says HurricaneDorian’s impact hit him personally since he’s spent so much time in theBahamas.

“We were seeing some of the reports coming in, some frompeople we know, and some through various other sources,” said Stanley.“The community there has lost everything. Their homes have beenwashed away practically, and very few items were able to be recovered. Wedecided we couldn’t wait ’til next year for our mission trip to make an impact.They need some relief now.”

So every day through this Friday, from 9 in the morning until 6 inthe evening, the church wants you to donate these items to help our neighborsin Grand Bahama Islands.

“Diapers, sanitary items, toiletries, new clothing which isvery important — but if anybody brings any clothing, Bahamian customs will notallow used clothing,” said Stanley.

Deacon Stanley says he will personally drive the items to Floridaon September 15th and from there they are working with friends who have boatsto get the care packages onto the island. Their dedication and willingnessto help is local good news.