HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF INFORMATION

As Dorian continues on, leaving us mostly unscathed, there are parts of the Caribbean, specifically the Bahamas, that have been turned upside down by the full force of this storm. For those of us that have been through storms before, we can sympathize with those people who have had their lives turned upside down and are currently displaced from their homes, their families, and left with close to nothing

As a church, we’ll be partnering with Missionary Flights International, a group that is already beginning to mobilize here in Florida to begin collecting necessary supplies and flying them directly to the Bahamas to provide relief. We are asking our community and church family to partner with us to support this cause and help provide relief to those that desperately need it most.

THE PLAN

We are starting the collection on Thursday, September 5th at 9 am and going until Sunday, September 15th. We’d like to be able to drive down the first round of supplies on Friday or Saturday, so we’d like to get as much as possible here in the next few days.

We’ll have a dedicated Dorian donation drop zone in our lobby. 

https://www.missionaryflights.org/relief#donations

GENERIC NEEDS

• Tarps & Rope

• $1 Solar Lights (great for quick light at night)

• Toilet Paper

• Feminine Products

• Cabin Tents (8-10 person, waterproof)

• Portable Generators

• Fans

• Protein Bars

• Sunscreen

 

REBUILD NEEDS

• Small Engine Oil

• Extension Cords

• Batteries

• Boots

• Gloves

• Chainsaws

• Power Tools (no lithium batteries)

• Rope

• Duct Tape

 

HYGIENE NEEDS

• Toilet Paper

• Feminine Products

• Baby Wipes

• Bars of Soap

• Deodorant

MEDICAL NEEDS

• Basic Medical Supplies

• Triple Antibiotic Ointment

• Ibuprofen

• Tylenol

• Over Counter Antibiotic

• Bandages

• Aloe

CHILDREN/BABY NEEDS

• Pedialyte (powder)

• Baby Diapers

• Baby Wipes

• Baby Food

• Powdered Milk

• Baby/Children’s Tylenol

FOOD NEEDS

• Protein Bars

• Nuts & Trail Mix

• Dried Fruit

• Peanut Butter

• Canned food (Vegetable, Fruit, Meat, Beans)

NO FLY ITEMS

Items that CANNOT be donated or flown at all, and what we won’t be able to accept on their behalf include:

  • Fuel

  • Bleach

  • Lithium Batteries

  • Items considered as “Hazmat” (Hazardous Material)

  • Sterno cans

  • Lighter Fluid (or lighters)

  • Aerosols

  • Nothing in glass jars