Memphis, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) – 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 Islands, a reported 70,000 people have been made homeless and in need of food and water. A local church needs your help to help those in need. Their effort is local good news.
“We have been doing mission trips for close to 7 years now to Grand Bahama Island,” said Whitten Baptist Church Deacon David Stanley.
Deacon David Stanley of Whitten Baptist Church says Hurricane Dorian’s impact hit him personally since he’s spent so much time in the Bahamas.
“We were seeing some of the reports coming in, some from people we know, and some through various other sources,” said Stanley. “The community there has lost everything. Their homes have been washed away practically, and very few items were able to be recovered. We decided 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 in the evening, the church wants you to donate these items to help our neighbors in Grand Bahama Islands.
“Diapers, sanitary items, toiletries, new clothing which is very important — but if anybody brings any clothing, Bahamian customs will not allow used clothing,” said Stanley.
Deacon Stanley says he will personally drive the items to Florida on September 15th and from there they are working with friends who have boats to get the care packages onto the island. Their dedication and willingness to help is local good news.