Ways to Help People in the Bahamas Effected by Hurricane Dorian

The effects of hurricane Dorian were particularly devastating in the Bahamas. The communities in the¬†Abaco and Grand Bahama Islands, where the eye of the storm passed — and stayed for a protracted time, are only just beginning to be able to assess the impact of the category 5 hurricane. The Bahamas have been good to so many boaters seeking a refuge from northern winters and will need a lot of help to recover from this disaster. Here are some established organizations accepting relief aid (and volunteers!) that will directly go to helping this recovery:

Special Note on Monetary Donations: Please be aware that there are perennial scams around emergencies, so only donate money to organizations that are trustworthy. The Better Business Bureau has process to ‘accredit’ non-profits and provides a site where you can check to see if the organization you are giving to is valid.¬†