Harold and his son were lucky they weren’t swept away in the rising flood waters — especially since Harold’s son is confined to a wheelchair. Their neighbors weren’t as lucky.
“Some of the residents of his neighborhood were taken by the current,” our contact in the Bahamas said. “They still have not been able to locate them … they are feared to be dead.”
Even survivors like Harold made it out with little more than their lives.
Dorian wiped out families’ houses, cars, valuables, and belongings. Now, 78,000 people — around 20 percent of the Bahamas’ population — are homeless. When compared to the United States, that’s the same as if every person from Florida along the border to Pennsylvania had nowhere to live.
These Bahamian families are struggling to survive. They need food, water, and other essentials as they are relocated. Your $50 gift today will provide emergency aid like healthy meals and bottled water, clothes, shoes, generators, and more to one person in need.
And thanks to a matching gift, your donation will be DOUBLED up to $60,000 to help 2X as many people!
World Help President Noel Yeatts just returned from the Bahamas after evaluating the situation, helping distribute what aid has already been provided, and speaking with some of the people who need your help. Be sure to check your email over the next few days to see her reports from the ground.
Please continue to pray for the victims of this historic disaster, and please give what you can to help. Your generosity will be an answer to prayer for people like Harold and his son.