Bahamas Relief
Hurricane Dorian was the most powerful tropical cyclone on record to strike the Bahamas, and is regarded as the worst natural disaster in the country's history. It was the fourth named storm, second hurricane, and the first major hurricane of the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season, making landfall in the Bahamas on August 24th, 2019.

Rotarians from District 7020, which includes the Bahamas, as well as our own District, 7030, which lies to the south, continue to pursue multiple avenues to support those displaced by the hurricane. Your help is greatly appreciated, and as needs change on a day-to-day basis we ask you to please contact President Joel Crocker by email at, so that we can advise the most impactful ways in which you can assist.

The update below is taken from the District 7020 website, and was published on September 26th.

Thank you, Rotary Family, for your dedication to supporting our islands and residents affected by Hurricane Dorian! During the last week, your collective work has enabled us to:

● See an increase in donations across our multiple funding channels to approximately $940,000.

● Receive, pack, and sort (alongside other partners) supplies for distribution to Abaco, Eleuthera, Grand Bahama, Shelters, and private accommodations.

● Continue pumping water (daily capacity of 6,000 gallons) at the Rotary Water Plant in Grand Bahama for distribution to the hospital, clinics, feeding centers, shelters, and the community at large. More than 120,000 gallons have been pumped since the passing of the storm.

● Continue engaging officials from the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) plus other international and local private and corporate partners to discuss ways Rotary can assist in the immediate and long-term building efforts.

● Begin erecting tents from Disaster Aid International in partnership with the Bahamas Scouts Association at their Headquarters, a National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) approved Temporary Shelter Area.

● Deliver over 750 meals prepared by Mercy Chefs to persons in temporary private housing.

To read the full update please click here.