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On the ground in the Bahamas: “There’s almost nothing left”



  • September 13, 2019
Noel Brewer Yeatts
Noel Brewer Yeatts

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In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas look like a war zone. Cars are strewn about and sandwiched between the remains of what used to be homes, schools, and businesses. Now, it’s all destroyed — and the people who once lived here are struggling to survive.

I’m on the ground in the Bahamas right now, helping pass out supplies and speaking with survivors. The devastation is unlike anything I’ve seen before.

This video shows a glimpse of the destruction here:

“Most people have never been through anything like this,” said one of the survivors I met.

Let’s face it, a category 5 hurricane hitting your home is something you never hope to experience. When Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas, no one was ready for the wreckage that followed.

The winds screamed, and the waters rose faster than anyone had ever seen before — many families were forced to swim for their lives. I heard a story of one woman who bravely faced the rushing waters to rescue her daughter after the little girl was swept away in the currents. She was terrified, but she and her daughter survived.

Many weren’t so lucky. Right now, thousands of people are missing, feared dead or injured. Those who have survived are dealing with overwhelming trauma and grief.

Over 70,000 people are homeless, crammed together in churches and other temporary shelters. They don’t have power, they don’t have food, they don’t have clothes or clean water.

But you can help change that.

For just $50, you can help provide emergency aid to families who lost everything when Hurricane Dorian hit. Your gift will help provide food, clean water, clothing and shoes, generators, and other lifesaving aid to families who are desperate.

And thanks to a generous matching gift, your donation will be DOUBLED up to $60,000, so you can help TWICE as many people!

We can’t turn back the hands of time and give these families what they’ve lost — but we can help them survive today … tomorrow … and help them begin to rebuild their lives.

Please give what you can today and help rescue someone in need. 

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