Doral is gathering donations for The Bahamas

DORAL, FL – Hurricane Dorian has caused a lot of damage when it hit the archipelago as category 5 during the weekend. In the wake of this disaster, Doral Mayor and City Council are requesting donations for The Bahamas of much needed items to the victims of this storm.

The City has partnered with Miami-Dade County to ensure that donations reach the Bahamas to aid their residents.

“While South Florida dodged this devastating hurricane, unfortunately our neighbors in The Bahamas were not as lucky,” said Mayor Juan Carlos Bermudez.

“During these times it is critical that we all come together for the common goal of helping those in need and I encourage everyone to give whatever they can.”

From Wednesday September 4, 2019 to Wednesday September 18, 2019, residents can drop-off donations for The Bahamas at the following Doral locations, between 9:00 a.m and 8:00 p.m (weekdays); 9:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. (Saturday-Sunday).

– Doral Legacy Park (11400 NW 82 Street)

9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m (Mon-Fri)

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m (Sat-Sun)

– Doral Meadow Park (11555 NW 58th Street)

9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m (Mon-Fri)

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m (Sat-Sun)

Morgan Levy Park (5300 NW 102nd Avenue)

9:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m (Mon-Fri)

9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m (Sat-Sun)

 

List of items needed:

– Mosquito spray

– Sunscreen

– Diapers

– Wipes (cleaning & baby)

– Baby formula

– First aid items

– Flashlight

– Batteries

– Small generators

For additional questions about donations for The Bahamas, residents can contact (305) 593-6678

Other drop-off locations in Miami-Dade that are receiving donations for The Bahamas

As part of its relief efforts, Miami-Dade is gathering donations for The Bahamas starting Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Donations will be collected throughout several drop-off points across the county starting with four government locations.

These are: Miami-Dade County Main Library at 101 W. Flagler St., Miami; Stephen P. Clark Center at 111 NW First St., Miami; Joseph Caleb Center at 5400 NW 22 Ave., Miami, and Office of Emergency Management Warehouse at 8008 NW 14 St., Doral.

For those making donations at the Stephen P. Clark Center in Downtown Miami, parking validation will be provided at the drop-off point on the first floor. All other drop-off locations have free parking available.

County officials ask that donations be limited to the following items requested by The Bahamas government:

– Water

– Ice

– Non-perishable foods

– Hygiene kits (tissue, toothpaste, tooth brushes, towels, sanitary napkins).

– Cleaning supplies (bleach, mops, brooms, garbage bags, sponges, clothes pins).

– Disinfectants.

– Baby formula, bottles and supplies.

– Jerry cans (plastic water bottles).

– Beds, cots.

– Blankets.

– Portable toilets.

– Flashlights.

– Batteries.

– Mosquito repellent (DEET-free).

– Cooking utensils.

– Temporary housing.

– Tarpaulins.

– Plastic sheeting.

– Plywood.

– Roof shingles.

– Generators.

– Chain saws.

– Shovels.

– Disposable plates and eating utensils.

– Power banks.

– Solar-powered chargers.

– Portable radios (battery or crank).

– Cloth bags or biodegradable bags.

– First aid kits (bandages, gauze and tape).

 

 

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