Sept. 1, 2019, is a date few Bahamians will ever forget. It’s the day that Hurricane Dorian arrived … and destroyed everything in its path.
At least 61 people were killed, and many more bodies still lie under rubble that has yet to be cleared. Over 78,000 people are homeless and have been left with nothing. Noel Brewer Yeatts, World Help’s president, was in the Bahamas just a few weeks ago and met some of the hurricane victims, including a boy named Johnero. You can read his story here.
Johnero’s school is completely gone, and his house was damaged so badly that his mother says they will have to knock it down and start from scratch. It will take months — probably years —for families like Johnero’s to recover.
While Dorian has dropped out of the news and the world has moved on, thousands of Bahamians can’t move on — not without help.
You already gave right after Dorian struck to provide emergency food, clothing, clean water, and generators. So, you have already helped save lives! But there is still work to be done.
World Help is sending another team to the Bahamas this week to evaluate what people need most to begin rebuilding. Keep an eye on your inbox for an update from the field.
In the meantime, will you give another $50 to help meet the most urgent needs of one Hurricane Dorian victim still struggling to survive? Every dollar you donate today will DOUBLE thanks to a generous matching gift, meaning you can impact 2X as many people.
There’s so little left after Hurricane Dorian — no grocery stores, no banks, no homes, no way to earn a living. As Bahamians begin to rebuild their communities and their lives, they’re going to need YOUR help.