Help Fund Relief Fund's team of disaster responders bring emergency fuel assistance to the Bahamas, where Hurricane Dorian made landfall as a Category 5 storm on September 1st. Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama especially, experienced catastrophic conditions, including 225 mph winds, life-threatening storm surge of 18-23 feet, 12-30 inches of rain, resulting in 70,000 people being left homeless and a death toll that continues to rise.
Hurricane Dorian brought catastrophic winds, rain, and storm surge to the Bahamas, effecting thousands of people. There is no food, water, or power on the islands most hard-hit, and no fuel for generators. Right now, search and rescue teams and other first responders have to travel long distances for fuel, hindering response efforts. People cannot power generators to provide light, charge their phones, refrigerate food, or run home medical equipment - putting their lives and livelihoods at risk.
FRF has deployed a team of responders to the affected islands to source gas and diesel and deliver fuel to those in need. This includes first responders, local police/fire departments, hospitals, nursing homes, water treatment plants and individual people and families who depend on fuel for basic survival in the wake of a major disaster. As long as we have the resources, FRF will work to ensure that those in the hardest hit areas, have the fuel they need to make it through the storm.
Our free fuel helps to power the emergency response and reduce the impact of the disaster on those affected: By providing easy access to fuel, we enable first responders to reach as many people as possible with fewer delays; we supply fuel to hospitals and nursing homes for generators, which can be the difference between life and death for vulnerable and sick patients; and with just 5-gallons of fuel per family, we make it possible for disaster-affected people to meet basic survival needs.
Fuel Relief Fund website