Notice from Association of Bahamas Marinas

Notice from Association of Bahamas Marinas

The Bahamas Government has set up a resource center for those wishing to provide assistance to Hurricane Dorian stricken islands.

By Daria Blackwell - 13/09/2019

This notice has been passed on to us by the Association of Bahamas Marinas. There is no shortage of opportunity to send funds, drop off supplies, and to volunteer. We must, however, be mindful not to be in the way of recovery efforts or to put ourselves in harms' way. It is best to work through one of the groups approved by the Bahamian Government.

Notice from the Association of Bahamas Marinas:

We have been receiving reports of people from the US trying to boat to the Abacos to help with relief efforts. Private vessels should not try and reach the islands at this time. The current US and Bahamian government efforts are to get people OUT of the impacted areas of the Abacos and Grand Bahama.

There is tons of debris floating and under the water, there is nowhere to tie up, there is are no warehousing facilities for goods delivered, roads on the islands are NOT passable and communications with the islands are still at a bare minimum.

We understand there is a strong desire to take action and help these communities and the offers of assistance and support have been overwhelming. Our goal is to consolidate as many efforts under the smallest number of umbrella organizations as possible in order to increase buying power and decrease the number of vessels heading to the islands with supplies. Right now we are recommending funnelling as much of the relief effort through the Bahamas Red Cross Society as possible.

The Bahamas government has set up a website page as a resource center to help aide those in need. We will continue to update this page with the most relevant information needed so we can continue to provide the necessary assistance to persons and business who are willing to lend a helping hand.

Please check this page frequently while we review and approve a list of additional trusted partners.

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