Hurricane Dorian is continuing to devastate Grand Bahama and has created enormous destruction in the Abacos. The GMBHA needs your support for our friends and families in the Bahamas.

Please see our recommendations listed below. Please be as generous as possible and thank you for your support.


Wendy Kallergis
President & CEO
Miami-Dade County Dorian Relief Efforts
Requested supplies include beds, blankets, ice, non-perishable food, water and power banks. Officials are asking residents to only donate what is being requested by the government of the Bahamas. For the full list of requested items,  click here.

Initial drop off locations are:
Miami-Dade County Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami.
Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., Miami.
Joseph Caleb Center. 5400 NW 22nd Ave., Miami.
Office of Emergency Management Warehouse, 8008 NW 14th St., Doral.

Those making donations at the Stephen P. Clark Center in downtown Miami will have their parking validated at the drop-off point on the first floor. All other drop-off locations have free parking available.


The city of Miami has created 16 drop-off locations, including fire stations, to collect donations such as water, canned goods and diapers. Tropic Ocean Airways, a Fort Lauderdale-based private charter company, has volunteered to fly the supplies to the Bahamas on Wednesday, if the weather allows it, according to Miami Commissioner Ken Russell

Hurricane Dorian Update
Tuesday, September 3, 2019, 12:00 p.m.:
City of Miami Beach Bahamian Relief Efforts
Thankfully, we dodged a missile. I am grateful to all our residents and local businesses who helped promote a culture of preparedness. Our community is safer because of your vigilance and cooperation. And thanks to our entire City Staff and Manager Jimmy Morales, and my fellow Commissioners, who all focused their energy on making sure we would be prepared for whatever was coming.
But not everyone was as fortunate. The Bahamas received the worst of it and as the waters and wind subside it is becoming clear that the loss of life and property is catastrophic. 
Miami Beach is a  City of Kindness  and many in our community would like to help. Beginning today and going forward, all Miami Beach Fire Stations will be receiving goods and supplies that we are advised by the Bahamian Ministry of Foreign Affairs would be helpful to their relief effort.
We recommend you drop off supplies between the hours of 8 a.m. and 8 p.m. at any Fire Station. The City will assure the supplies make it to the planes that the County has coordinated with for delivery to the Bahamas. The list of supplies and the address of our Fire Stations are below.
What To Donate
Below is a list of some of the supplies requested by the government of the Bahamas.
  • Potable/purified water
  • Water bladders/containers
  • Water purification kits
  • Non-perishable food items
  • First aid items (sterile bandages/gauze, medical tape, etc)
  • Hygiene kits (diapers, baby formula, soap, deodorant, toothpaste, etc)
  • Flashlights and batteries
  • Insect repellent
  • Portable radios
  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, garbage bags, brooms/mops, etc)
  • Plastic tarpaulins
  • Debris removal tools (shovels, axes, etc)
Click here to get an idea of supplies being requested from the Bahamian Ministry.
Where To Donate
Supplies can be dropped at any of the four Miami Beach Fire Department Stations located around the City. Drop-off hours are 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. for the rest of the week.
Fire Station 1
  • 1045 Jefferson Avenue
Fire Station 2
  • 2300 Pine Tree Drive
Fire Station 3
  • 5303 Collins Avenue
Fire Station 4
  • 860 69 Street
Again, thank you for your cooperation and efforts to secure our City – and thank you for the honor of serving as your Mayor.
Dan Gelber
Jose Andres and his humanitarian relief team World Central Kitchen 
The World Central Kitchen’s “Chef Relief Team” is in the Bahamas and preparing to fly food and water out to Abaco and Grand Bahama Island by Monday night or Tuesday morning to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian.

Bahamas Red Cross
The Red Cross’ Bahama Branch is requesting help for its Dorian-relief program. Supplies include canned goods, water, toiletries, bedding and batteries. Monetary donations can be made through .

Operation Helping Hands
United Way of Miami-Dade and the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald have   activated Operation Helping Hands   to support response, relief and recovery efforts. 

All of the funds raised through Operation Helping Hands will go directly to help people affected by Hurricane Dorian.

To donate:
▪ Visit
▪ Call 305-643-2501 or 211
▪ Send a check payable to Operation Helping Hands, c/o United Way of Miami-Dade, P.O. Box #459007, Miami, FL 33245-9007