South Florida dodged the brunt of the destructive and unprecedented wrath of Hurricane Dorian. However, our friendly neighbors in the north end of the Bahamas were absolutely ravaged by this relentless storm. After hovering over the island for nearly two days, the communities were devastated and the damage was fatal.
Infamous Coconut Grove, enclaved in the heart of Miami, was founded by Bahamian settlers. South Florida and the Bahamians have maintained a longlasting fruitful relationship. A ton of businesses, nonprofits, and municipalities have come together to collect donations and raise money to help the Bahamas as they begin their journey to rebuild and restore.
Here are some reputable and compassionate establishments accepting donations for the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
Rocco’s Tacos and Tequila Bar (West Palm)
514 14th St. | 561-650-1001
Tacos aren’t the only thing this chain of restaurants specializes in. Rocco’s has partnered with The Eagles Wings Foundation to collect relief supplies such as non-perishable food items, hygiene kits, first aid supplies, generators, tents, cots, bedding, chain saws, and so much more. All supplies can be dropped off at any location and the larger items to be dropped off at the West Palm Beach location through the rest of today 09/13. Donation collections will continue directly with The Eagles Wings directly: 516-855-4222
Tin Roof Delray
8 East Atlantic Ave | 561-265-5310
Tin Roof Delray is a hot spot for live music and local talent. Tin Roof is capitalizing on their specialties by planning a benefit concert for Oct. 3rd with live music from BKH band, Sttel Town Religion, and other bands to be announced later. Stay tuned and check on facebook for more details on this awesome Bahamas Benefit Concert!
Global Empowerment Mission
11891 US Highway 1, North Palm Beach | email@example.com
This nonprofit is collecting supplies, donations and recruiting willing volunteers. Contact Kara Skelley 305-458-1029 for more details!
Palm Beach Outlets
1751 Palm Beach Lakes Blvd. West Palm Beach | 561-515-4400
Talk about a one-stop-shop! This gorgeous shopping center is hosting a Bahamas Relief Supplies Drive through today 09/13. Donations needed include non-perishable food, water, tarps, tents, toiletries, diapers, hygiene kits, box fans, flashlights, leather work gloves, wood screws, bleach, bug sprays, baby food, and a ton more. For a complete list of items needed, check here. Head over to the Palm Beach Outlets and fill your shopaholic needs to help our friends in the Bahamas!
The Garden’s Mall
3101 PGA Blvd, Palm Beach Gardens | 561-622-2115
The Garden’s Mall is a Dropoff Location for Northern Palm Beach County collecting supplies for post-Hurricane Dorian Bahamas victims through September 30th. Partnering with the Caribbean Strong Relief Team and the extended South Florida family, The Garden’s Mall is collecting donations to help in mobilizing community partners to support relief efforts. This compassionate mall is collaborating with the Government of The Bahamas Consulate General of The Bahamas in Miami. For a list of supplies needed, visit the donations page for Bahamas Hurricane Relief Supply Drive.
Virgin Trains USA (Brightline)
- West Palm Beach Station 501 Evernia Street
- Fort Lauderdale Station 101 NW 2nd Avenue
- Miami Station 600 NW 1st Avenue
Brightline – soon to be Virgin Trains USA – is partnering with Tropic Ocean Airways and Blue Tide Marine to transport supplies to Bahamians devastated by Hurricane Dorian. The stations mentioned above will serve as drop-off locations for critical supplies. Supplies needed include water, food, medicine, generators, and a full list located at The Global Empowerment Mission’s website.
Brightline is delivering supplies daily to Tropic Ocean Airways and items are distributed to those in impacted areas of Grand Bahama island and The Abacos. Blue Tide Marine is staffed with personnel including Special Forces operators, maritime, aviation, and security experts. They will assist The Bahamas Government and the victims of Hurricane Dorian. Stop by one of these locations and do your part to help our neighbors in The Bahamas.
723 Lincoln Ln, N. Miami Beach | 305-779-8943
Grab a bite to eat with a multitude of restaurants to suit your “I don’t know what I want for dinner” vibes and donate to The Bahamas. The Lincoln Eatery is serving as a drop-off location for donations towards hurricane relief following Dorian. Partnering with Miami Beach Fire Department and the US Coast Guard, the location will collect items requested by the Bahamian Government. Some highlights include purified water, water bladders/containers, water purification kids, first aid items, hygiene kits, flashlights, batteries, insect repellent, portable radios, cleaning supplies, tarps, and debris removal tools.
Bahamas Red Cross Society: This nonprofit has been of service for more than 60 years and is working on the ground leading relief efforts by the masses.
Hope 4 Hope Town: This GoFundMe account has been created with the goal to raise $1 million for the Northern Bahamas and $4111,070 has been raised so far.
Pearth: Purchase a Cozy Alpaca Blanket and Pearth will send a blanket to a family in the Bahamas. Also, receive 20% off when you Buy One, Give One. Founded by a Boca Raton resident Jamie Raitan, this is what community is all about!
United Way of Broward County: 100% of donations raised by this group will go directly to the Bahamas used for relief, rebuilding, and recovery efforts of the islands.
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