Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief

Hurricane Dorian swept into the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane in September 2019 and lingered over the islands as a powerful storm, bringing dangerous winds, storm surge, and flooding, destroying property and submerging entire towns.  Tens of thousands of people remain in desperate need of basic, life-saving necessities.

Shortly following the storm, Matthew 25: Ministries completed a series of airlifts to the Bahamas utilizing transportation generously provided by The Connor Group in Miami Township, OH. Volunteer doctors accompanying the team were able to provide medical care and consultation to orphanages and shelters caring for children and adults affected by the storms. The team also met with contacts and partners that will provide resources for future shipments, long-term recovery projects, and medical trips.

To date, more than 10,000 pounds of personal care kits, paper products, bottled water, first aid and medical supplies, food, cleaning supplies, blankets, diapers and laundry supplies have made their way to partners in areas impacted by the hurricane and flooding.  Matthew 25 will continue shipping containers of disaster relief supplies into the Bahamas as long as a need exists.  The devastation is severe and comprehensive and Matthew 25 anticipates long-term support.

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