As initial reports come in from the Bahamas, we are developing a plan to allow our church family to give back to those that were devastated by Hurricane Dorian. While we assess where the need is greatest, we will continue to provide you with opportunities to support.
All financial donations will go to build the Samaritans Purse Field Hospital in Grand Bahama. This hospital will be the primary on the ground referral hospital and its strategy can be explained in the following tiered system:
Tier 1: Outpatient Primary and Emergency Care—includes triage center, emergency room, pharmacy, and laboratory.
Tier 2 Medical: Inpatient Primary Care—includes all components of Tier 1, plus a minimum of 20 inpatient beds.
Tier 2 Surgical: Inpatient Primary Care and surgery capacity—includes all components of Tier 1 and Tier 2 Medical, plus a surgical theatre.
Tier 3: Inpatient Referral Centre – includes all components of a Tier 2 surgical plus Intensive Care capacity —and a minimal addition of 20 beds.
BANYAN AIR PARTNERSHIP
Banyan Air is collecting donations on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Commonwealth of The Bahamas. Items can be brought to the Welcome Center and will be distributed to Banyan Air. At this time, only items on the below list can be accepted to streamline the aid to the Bahamas. Please bring items before Friday, September 13th to ensure timely delivery.
Tents (20-30 man tents)
Cots (Adult Size)
Hygiene Kits (diapers, baby wipes, sanitary napkins, deodorant, toothpaste, soap, baby formula)
Non-Perishable Food Items
Water Containers (3 Gallons)
First Aid Items (Sterile Bandages/Gauze (all sizes), Tape)
Portable Generators (15kw to 25kw)
Debris Removal Tools (Shovels, Rakes, Axes, Wheelbarrows)
Portable Single and Double Burner Stoves
Portable Outdoor Lamps/Lights
Water Purification Kits
Cleaning Supplies/Disinfectants (Bleach, Brooms, Mops, Pine-Sol, Garbage Bags)
We are partnering with Church United South Florida and Samaritan's Purse in relief efforts.
How can you assist? First and foremost, we must join together in prayer that God would comfort those in need. We can pray for the Samaritan’s Purse team as they respond first with relief and then by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We must also pray for healing and rebuilding in the affected communities.
We will be planning relief trips as we know more information.
We will update this page as other needs arise.