With strong winds, Hurricane Dorian has had a destructive path in the Caribbean and the United States. Each of the projects below will support Hurricane Dorian relief efforts led by GlobalGiving’s vetted nonprofit partners. You can donate directly to a specific project, or you can give to GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund.
Donations to GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund will be divided among our vetted nonprofit partners on this list relative to where the need is greatest. This list of responding organizations and their recovery projects will continue to grow as our partners in the affected areas have the capacity to post projects and updates.
We believe organizations that are deeply rooted in local communities are often in the best position to provide long-term support for disaster victims. By funding the relief efforts of locally driven organizations, donations to GlobalGiving’s Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund have the potential to build stronger disaster-response capacity so that our nonprofit partners in the affected areas are better equipped to face future disasters. Read more about our approach to disaster relief here.
This project will provide much needed disaster relief aid to the Bahamas. Every year thousands of tourists head to the beautiful country of the Bahamas to enjoy their beaches, hotels, and wonderful people. However, the average tourist does not realize the poverty that exists in the country. This poverty combined with an extremely powerful Category 5 storm like Hurricane Dorian has had terrible consequences.
Hurricane Dorian lashed the Bahamas with winds of up to 295 km/hr, starting on 2 September 2019. Within three days, IsraAID deployed an emergency response team to the Bahamas to provide urgent humanitarian aid for affected communities. The team is working both in Grand Bahama, which was hit directly by the storm, and in shelters in the capital Nassau to distribute relief items, provide psychosocial support and child protection activities, and Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) solutions.
On September 1, 2019, Hurricane Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 hurricane in The Bahamas with wind speeds in excess of 185mph. This project will support AHAH's long-term relief efforts in the Bahamas, as we work to help under-resourced and heavily impacted communities recover from this devastating storm. Our team of compassionate volunteers began work on October 1st and will continue working for 2+ years to make sure full recovery is a reality for the children and families we serve.
Increasing all the way to a life-threatening Category 5 storm at its peak, Hurricane Dorian has pummeled the Bahamas, wreaking havoc in the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama. Hurricane Dorian then moved along the southeast coast of the U.S, devastating Ocracoke Island in North Carolina. International Medical Corps is in the Bahamas to address most urgent needs, and deploying to North Carolina to support affected areas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
The St. Thomas Recovery Team (STRT) is the long-term recovery group of St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands. STRT is made up of non-profit organizations focused on rebuilding and repairing owner-occupied homes that were damaged or destroyed during Hurricanes Irma & Maria in 2017, as well as 2019 Hurricane Dorian. STRT works to ensure that the most vulnerable among Virgin Islanders can safely return to their homes as quickly as possible.
Good360 seeks funding to ship desperately needed products to nonprofits working on Hurricane Dorian recovery in the Bahamas. Our partners are assisting communities in the early stages of recovery, but they have many unmet product needs. With your funding, Good360 can ship products donated by our corporate donors, like Soap, Personal Hygiene, Diapers, Wipes, Socks, Underwear, Flashlights, Earplugs, and Cleaning Products. Good360 has these products, we just need help covering the cost of shipping.
After hurricanes Irma & Maria, our team developed a rebuild program for St. John. The program facilitates construction solutions, focusing maximum impact on the under-served in our community. This includes the senior roofing initiative, adding required structural reinforcements, AND making homes habitable. We are already dedicated to reintroducing thirty displaced seniors safely back into their homes before the impending hurricane season. Our setback now is funding for materials & skilled labor.
This disaster relief fund will support people impacted by Hurricane Dorian in the form of emergency supplies like food, water, clothing, personal hygiene, and medicine in addition to longer-term recovery assistance to help residents recover and rebuild. All donations to this fund will exclusively support relief and recovery efforts in Sweetings Cay, Grand Bahama which was completely destroyed by this storm.