Red Cross Launch Appeal To Help The Bahamas

September 3, 2019 | 5 Comments

The Bermuda Red Cross has launched an appeal to help those affected by Hurricane Dorian, which slammed the Bahamas leaving at least 5 people dead and causing catastrophic damage.

A spokesperson said, “The Bermuda Red Cross has launched an appeal for those affected by Hurricane Dorian, one of the strongest hurricanes on record in the Atlantic Ocean.

“This category five hurricane [now a Category 3] continues to whip the Bahamas with strong winds and rising waters. Although the full impact of this disaster remains unknown, the Bermuda community are eager to help where they can.”

Ann Spencer-Arscott, Executive Director for Bermuda Red Cross said, “The Bahamas Islands are going to need as much help from communities around the world. As the hurricane moves away, they will be assessing the damage and determining the needs of their people. Please note that we are accepting financial donations only.”

“Funds will allow Red Cross volunteers and humanitarian workers already on the ground to help communities evacuate, prepare, and face the first hours/days after the storm has passed. Bermuda Red Cross is accepting financial donations to assist the Red Cross offices in Bahamas in performing its tasks in assisting the communities affected.

“Donations can be made by direct deposit into the following account:

  • BNTB Bank Account No: 20 006 060 365472 200
  • Clarien Bank Account No: 4010035760

“Or call us at 236-8253 with debit/credit card details, mail or stop in at our offices:

  • Bermuda Red Cross
  • Hurricane Dorian Disaster Relief Appeal
  • Charleswood,
  • 9 Berry Hill Road, Paget DV 03

“The best way to help a disaster victim is through a financial donation to the Red Cross. Financial contributions allow the Red Cross to purchase exactly what is needed for the disaster relief operation. The Red Cross initially responds to most international relief efforts with monetary support and when needed, ships items such as comfort kits, clean-up kits, medical supplies, tents or tarps.

“Monetary donations also enable the Red Cross to purchase relief supplies close to the disaster site, which avoids delays and transportation costs in getting basic necessities to disaster victims. Because the affected community has generally experienced significant economic loss, purchasing relief supplies in or close to the disaster site also helps to stimulate the weakened local economy.”

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  1. da defendor says:

    The president and CEO of the American Red Cross is Gail McGovern, and her base salary has remained $500,000—without any pay increase—since she joined the American Red Cross in 2008.

  2. Money says:

    How much of the money donated actually reaches those in need?

  3. While it is most crucial for Bermudians to support aid to Bahamas, do be wary of a percentage of the gross amount, which goes to The Red Cross in England.
    Once the total amount is collected, DO find out what percentage is fed into the red cross purse
    Make sure that a sizable amount DOES to The Bahamas!!!

  4. aceboy says:

    If I donate $100 how much of that actually reaches the needy?

  5. Lynx says:

    Just a note to anyone who might see this who is linked to the Bermuda Red Cross that it would be helpful if they mentioned this appeal on their disaster appeals page. The current disaster appeal mentions South Africa only.

    https://bermudaredcross.com/disaster-appeals/

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