On September 1, 2019, Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane, one of the strongest storm surges in modern records to hit the islands. With widespread displacement and devastation, 53 Bahamians lost their lives and more than 1,300 others remain unaccounted for.
New York City cherishes its immigrant communities, including its Bahamian residents, whose family and friends have lost their homes and livelihoods and are in urgent need of supplies and relief.
The Mayor's Fund to Advance New York City is working with the New York City Public Advocate’s Office and local partners to collect donations in response to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. These funds will address targeted needs identified through relief efforts being led by groups such as Bahamian or international organizations including the American Red Cross, International Medical Corps, and others.
For information about additional ways to support local donation efforts underway, please visit: advocate.nyc.gov/bahama-dorian-relief/