Donate to the Bahamas
Thank you for your generosity & donations! The Manchester Charitable Foundation has agreed to match every dollar up to $1 million. As an example of your kind donation, a partial list of funds have been distributed to the following organizations.
- Bahamas Red Cross – urgent disaster relief and humanitarian aid
- The Bahamas Hurricane Restoration Fund - relief aid to hurricane victims and long-term shelters
- Rotary Service Above Self - resettlement of displaced persons
- Hope Bahamas - recovery of medical and wellness centers
- New Providence Community Center – delivery of emergency supplies, food and evacuations
- Lend a Hand Bahamas - relief to displaced persons and delivery of urgent items to stricken places
- Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Fund - rebuilding communities in Grand Bahama
- Ranfurly Homes for Children - enrolling evacuee children in schools and trauma counseling
- World Central Kitche n- temporary kitchens, delivery of food into stricken areas, feeding aid workers
- The Salvation Army Bahamas - delivery of emergency supplies to shelters
- Mercy Corps - technical expertise and survivor assistance
- Hands for Hunger - emergency food relief centers
- National Association of the Bahamas - rebuilding communities and financial assistance for students
- One Eleuthera Foundation - secure housing for evacuees and counseling
- Lillie Renee Foundation - empowering children, senior citizens and disabled persons
- Paradise Fund – emergency relief supplies and rebuilding schools
- IDEA Relief – immediate disaster and emergency assistance and clean water
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Here are a few examples of how you have impacted lives for the better.
Lillie Renee Foundation
"While we prepare to build and wait for the government to designate the right location for our Center we are in the process of opening a trauma Center here in Nassau for immediate help for the many children in the rescue Centers. The trauma facility will help many people, especially children to deal with the devastation they have suffered." - CEO, Lillie Renee Foundationlilliereneefoundation.com | Photos
“In many places we were the first boots on the ground as other larger organizations took longer to mobilize after Dorian. In the first 10 days we conducted over 200 flights and carried over 300,000lbs of immediate relief supplies to the devastated and not easily accessed islands. We are now focused on rebuilding a school in Cooperstown." – CEO, Kent Andersonparadise.ngo | Video
New Providence Community Church
"You helped to rescue and save a girl who was in dire need of medical attention. The girls name is Tremeka Russell. She is a ward of the State. She was moved from Freeport to Nassau. Her house mother is Mrs. Murphy. Tremeka has Cerebral Palsy. She’s around 15 years old but appears to be 5-6 years old in size, weighing only 25lbs. They were able to carry her 'like an infant.' She’s received no physical therapy and so her limbs are contorted. She has SEVERE bed sores that are infected because she is sleeping in a tiny baby crib and hasn’t been moved (the limited staff at the orphanage in Nassau didn’t know how to feed or treat her). They rushed her to the hospital where she received medication and was discharged after a few days due to no beds being available. She hasn't received any medication since (almost two weeks). The doctor did note that she also had some kind of mouth infection. Her situation is dire and she needs immediate medical attention. She is basically being left for dead. Thanks to your organization, you helped to save her." - CEO, New Providence Community Centernpcconline.or | Video
A message from Papa Doug Manchester:
We are sending our thoughts and prayers to all of the families who have been affected by hurricane Dorian and to all of the Bahamian people. You are not alone and I know you will persevere through this catastrophe. I am proud that the United States of America has taken an active role in aiding and helping those devastated by the storm, but we must do more. As a concerned US citizen, I want to help the Bahamians in any way I can. I know there are many Americans who visit and vacation in the Bahamas, and want to help. There are many ways to do so. I am personally contributing my own resources to help support this effort and encouraging all US citizens to come together and support the Bahamian people.
This is a tremendous opportunity for America to forge an even stronger relationship with the Bahamians by showing our support in the greatest time of need. We need to ensure their safety and security and help them to recover, restore and rebuild. To all of the Bahamians, we love you, we support you, and we are here to help you. You are not alone. God Bless.
From the Bahamas
A visit to the Shelter
Papa Doug on One America News
Update from Papa Doug:
I have been in the Bahamas since Saturday and I am proud of the United States of America for all of the help they are providing the Bahamian people. We have incredible support from our military, coast guard, first responders, and many other agencies. With the coordination of Nassau and the Islands, logistical support from volunteers, search and rescue teams, we are working together to address this tragedy. As a private citizen, I would like to thank all of you for contributing, and a special thanks to the United States of America and the Trump Administration for the aid you are providing. We will continue to work together to help the Bahamian people.
Flying over the aftermath left behind by Hurricane Dorian
Live recording from the Bahamas
Video of Bettina Anderson & Papa Doug delivering 2,000 pounds of supplies including:
- 1 pallet of MRE (meals ready to eat)
- 2 pallets water
- Medical supplies
- Hygiene supplies
- Baby supplies
- Paper towels
- 2 portable ac
- 2 shop vacs
- 2 Blowers
Dorian Hurricane Facts
- 45 deaths and thousands of people unaccounted for.
- This has caused generational devastation with over 60% of the homes destroyed and 70% underwater.
- Destruction is set to cost billions to restore.
- More than 60,000 people will be in dire need of food, shelter and water.
- This will take a massive coordinated effort to rebuild the Bahamas communities.
Listen to a live heartfelt story from a local Bahamian