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Reeling from Dorian

Author: Pastor Mitch
September 12, 2019

In our sunny and beautiful Bay Area, how easy is to forget about the Bahamas that were recently hit by Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm with sustained winds of 185 mph with gusts of up to 220 mph.

More than a week has passed since the most destructive disaster to ever strike the Bahamas. As a result of 40 hours of rain and ocean levels surging as high as 20 feet, families have been left stranded in their homes, while countless others are left homeless.

“Seventy percent of the islands are covered in water and there’s no way to get to them right now,” says Leonardo Rahming, executive secretary of the South Bahamas Conference and disaster response volunteer for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA).

Rahming added that local authorities have asked humanitarian agencies to be on standby as they work to clear debris on the roads, and ensure safety is in place before aid can be delivered. Sea ports have been closed, and airport clearances are being given only to federal officials and the coast guard.

However, you and I can still help. ADRA is engaging the islands to bring relief. Why not join me in making a small donation ($15 or more) to help those who have suffered so much.

Donate here: ADRA.org/HurricaneDorian

The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is the global humanitarian organization of the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Through an international network, ADRA delivers relief and development assistance to individuals when disaster strikes.
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