After the devastation Hurricane Dorian has caused to The Bahamas, local agency The Bahamas Consulate General Atlanta has launched the Stronger Together #BahamasStrong relief effort to provide emergency supplies to the many people in the islands affected by the hurricane.
With the help of The Village Market ATL and The Gathering Sport, the Consul is hosting an emergency donation drive Thursday, Sept. 5, 5pm-8pm at The Gathering Spot.
A category five storm, Hurricane Dorian ravaged through the island nation, causing the most damage to Abaco Island and Grand Bahama. It’s destruction left flooded most of the islands and left entire communities in total ruins.
An estimated 13,000 homes in Abaco alone now lay waste.
Astra Armbrister-Rolle, The Bahamas Consul General, and a team of Atlanta community leaders have amassed a network of aid to meet the needs of Bahamians who lost everything during the 48-hours Hurricane Dorian terrorized the islands.
According to Armbrister-Rolle, Thursday’s event at the Gathering Spot will outline the response effort and identify official drop-off locations across metro-Atlanta.
“We need to get to the two affected areas with smart relief supplies,” Armbrister-Rolle said.
Some of the supplies that Armbrister-Rolle has asked for include personal care items like toiletries, baby formula, diapers, and clothing. She’s also directed that Bahamians will need tools like rakes, shovels, brooms, and water purification tablets.
Additionally, the Consul is also working closely with the Miami Consulate to coordinate the shipment of relief supplies.