Operation Compassion Prepares for Hurricane Dorian Relief

By , September 3, 2019

The archipelago of the Bahamas consists of approximately 700 islands, islets and cays spread out across 500 miles of the Atlantic Ocean. About 30 of the islands are inhabited and are very low and flat. The highest points rise no more than 50 to 66 feet above sea level.

For the past three days, Hurricane Dorian, the largest hurricane ever to strike the Bahamas, has devastated this island nation. The islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco were the hardest hit with almost complete destruction. As much as twenty feet of water covered the airport as power lines, palm trees and buildings were destroyed or devastated by flood waters.

In anticipation of Hurricane Dorian moving away from the Bahamas, Operation Compassion has been preparing to send relief aid and assistance. Operation Compassion has over twenty years of experience sending disaster relief aid and assistance to the East Coast of the United States as well as many island nations in the Caribbean.

Operation Compassion has been in touch with one of our partners that operates a barge company capable of ferrying 20 containers at a time. The first barge is scheduled to be sent on Saturday. Feed the Children (FTC) and God’s Pit Crew (GPC) and other partners are sending additional containers to be shipped as well. In addition, a container company has donated containers and does not expect them to be returned. The product being sent will be distributed from local churches that were not destroyed as locals will be coordinating the relief effort.

David Lorency, President of Operation Compassion has been in touch with Church of God leadership as reports from the Bahamas starting coming in. Of sixty churches located throughout the Bahamas, the ones not destroyed had severe flooding.

Hurricane Dorian has sent its first salvo across the Bahamas. It is now taking aim for the United States eastern coast. From Northern Florida up through North Carolina and all points between, people are being advised to evacuate and take necessary precautions. Relief and recovery from Hurricane Dorian is going to be a long protracted endeavor, not to mention there are three other storms brewing right behind Dorian.

Operation Compassion needs financial partners so our relief efforts can continue as long is necessary. It is easy to give online, by phone (debit/credit card), or through the mail. Become a financial partner of Operation Compassion! You can make a difference! 

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Operation Compassion

114 Stuart Road, NE PMB 370

Cleveland, TN 37312

423.728.3932 Office

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