|Helping with Hurricane Dorian Relief in the Bahamas
Hurricane Dorian has been one of the most powerful Atlantic storms on record. The storm's onslaught was particularly acute because it stalled over this area, hardly moving as it continued to wreak havoc (the hurricane pummeled the Bahamas for more than two days in early September. LifeNets has helped towards getting people's home become livable.
Abaco Island and Marsh Harbour Bahamas on Sept. 5, 2019, devastated by Hurricane Dorian. (U.S. Customs and Border Protection photo by Kris Grogan)
Caribbean area UCG senior pastor Chuck Smith and his assistant Jeff Lockhart have organized the first shipment of emergency relief that was delivered by boat to Freeport. With generous help from Home Depot, Ferguson Supply, Publix, and funds provided by Good Works and LifeNets,
received much needed food, water and rebuilding supplies.
o date, we have shipped over 11,000 lbs. of building materials, food, water, etc. Then, a few volunteers went over to assist with electrical work, roof repair, and installing tile.
This first shipment consisted of bottled water, rice, crackers, peanut butter, canned goods and other food stuffs, two shallow water pumps to get some fresh water with the help of a generator, flashlights and a solar radio, heavy duty can openers, 25 interior and exterior doors to replace those on the members' houses that were blown off by the wind or damaged by the flood waters. Once the doors are in place, most of the members will be able to lock and secure their houses (crime and looting are now a real concern). The shipment also contained electric wire, plugs and switches to replace the saltwater-damaged ones in the houses