[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]NORTH BROWARD HURRICANE RELIEF EFFORTS FOR DORIAN IN POMPANO BEACH, DEERFIELD BEACH & LIGHTHOUSE POINT:
We are actively compiling a list of volunteer and donation opportunities to help aid in the relief and recovery efforts in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.Here are some organizations helping the Bahamas in their plight to rebuild after Hurricane Dorian. We will post more North Broward Hurricane Relief Efforts as they become available.
City of Deerfield Beach and Rotary Club of Deerfield Beach Come Together to Send Aid to the Bahamas. The City of Deerfield Beach is very fortunate to have been spared from the chaos and destruction of Hurricane Dorian. However, our friends in Grand Bahama and Abaco received a devastating blow. Therefore, the City of Deerfield Beach and Rotary Club of Deerfield Beach will be holding a massive collection effort to help bring aide to the Bahamian people. The collection will take place at the International Montessori School located at 602 Anderson Circle in Tivoli Park, Deerfield Beach. Rotary Club members will be available to receive any of the items on the list below today, September 4, until 8:00 PM and tomorrow, September 5, from 7 AM – 8 PM. For more information you can call Rotary Club member Avis 954-360-5247. Among the items needed are: Cleaning Supplies, Groceries including Meals Ready to Eat (MRE’s) and Baby Food; Home & Outdoor such as Blankets and Air Mattresses.
O-Sea-D Sportfhishing along with other local fisherman and businesses in Lighthouse Point and Pompano Beach, will send 36 volunteer boats and a plane to the Bahamas later this week. Donations (nonperishable foods, first-aid kits, toiletries, batteries, bug spray) will be collected at H.S. White Corporation, 1350 S. Dixie Highway, East Pompano Beach. (From the Sun Sentinel)
- Marine businesses BC Surf and Sport, SunDance Marine and Preferred Marine are collecting food and water, construction items and hygiene products at the following drop off points: Preferred Marine (1631 S. Dixie Highway, Suite D2, Pompano Beach); Sundance Marine (2051 Griffin Road, Fort Lauderdale and 491 S. Federal Highway, Pompano Beach); and BC Surf and Sport (1701 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale) (From the Sun Sentinel)
- (From Facebook): Here are some other local businesses collecting donations:
Sands Harbor Resort and Marina, 125 N. Riverside Dr., Pompano Beach
LoKation Real Estate, 1500 E. Atlantic Blvd., Pompano Beach
Pride Auto Body, 940 S Dixie Hwy, Pompano Beach
Billabong, 1997 NE Second St. #101, 1997 NE 2nd St #101, Deerfield Beach
KMC Marine,3000 N Federal Hwy, Lighthouse Point
Briny Irish Pub, 3440 E Atlantic Blvd, Pompano Beach
East West Construction, 1536 SW 13th Ct., Pompano Beach
Denture Plus, 16 NE Second Ave., Deerfield Beach
International Montessori School, 602 Anderson Circle, Deerfield Beach on Wednesday & Thursday ONLY
- Tropical Financial Credit Union branches are collecting supplies during regular business hours, from 9am to 5pm. There is a Tropical Financial Credit Union located at 5900 N. Federal Highway, Fort Lauderdale.
- Dare to Dream Aviation is organizing flights to the Bahamas to deliver relief and supplies from the Pompano Beach Air Park Hangar #24 (951E NE 10 Street Hangar 24). Please bring extra clothes, blankets, pillows, sleeping bags, diapers, wipes, canned goods, batteries or flashlights.
- Here is a link to the Bahamian government’s hurricane relief page
- Here is a link to a story with national organizations sending supplies and volunteers. https://mashable.com/article/how-to-help-hurricane-dorian-relief-efforts/
- VOLUNTEERS NEEDED at the following donation sites from now until Friday 9am-6pm:Christ Episcopal 3475 William Greater St Paul 3680 ThomasMiami-Dade County Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami.Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., Miami.
Joseph Caleb Center. 5400 NW 22 Ave., Miami.
Office of Emergency Management Warehouse, 8008 NW 14 St., Doral.
- The following list of opportunities was provided by Jay Cashmere via Facebook:
— The Eagles Wings Foundation and the City of West Palm Beach have teamed up with local restaurants, businesses and people to provide a donation drop off Eagles Wings Warehouse located at 514 14th St in West Palm. They ask no used clothes. Call 561-689-6283 for more information
— Local Bahamian Dania Bowleg set up a drop off location for supplies on THURSDAY. They need box trucks to move supplies and volunteers to help sort supplies for the Bahamian Consulate in Miami. Call 561-670-3558 for more information. These are the times and locations for Thursday only:
Christ Fellowship Church
9905 Southern Blvd, Royal Palm Beach, FL
6201 S. Military Trail
Lake Worth, FL
— Local boats will transport supplies to Hopetown on Saturday. You can drop off relief supplies at Hemingway’s Boatyard in Palm Beach Gardens located at 2180 Idlewild Road. Call 561-622-8550 for more information
— Bahamas Consulate of Miami Florida is working with a number of local, national and international relief efforts.
—The Association of Bahamas Marinas issued this statement on their Facebook page:
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 funneling 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:
We will add more ways to help North Broward Relief Efforts as we learn of them.
This story was prepared by our Pompano Beach news desk with additional information from various public sources and other websites.
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