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Bahamas Relief Drive This Weekend

Palm Beach County is teaming up with Tropical Shipping and Carnival Cruise Lines to collect emergency supplies this weekend for residents of The Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. This relief effort has been sanctioned by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of the Government of The Bahamas.

Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, at the following locations in Palm Beach County:

NEMA-approved donated food and supplies list:

Items Comment
Ready-To-Eat Meals
Cots Adult size
Hygiene Kits Disposable diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, sanitary napkins, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, adult diapers, hand sanitizer
Bottled Water Cases
Non-Perishable Food Items Canned fish, canned meats, canned pureed veg, peanut butter, jars of baby food, powdered milk, baby formula
Disposable Cutlery Pre-packed cutlery, cups, plates
Water Bladders Size: 2,500 gallons
Reusable Water Containers Size: 3 gallons
First Aid Items Sterile bandages/gauze (all sizes), tape
Portable Generators
Chain Saws
Plastic Tarpaulin
Debris Removal Tools Shovels, rakes, axes, wheel barrows
Portable Single and Double Burner Stoves
Portable Outdoor Lamps/Lights Battery-operated
Water Purification Kits Brita water filters and purification tablets
Flashlights Wind-up and battery-operated
Blankets and Towels
Insect Repellent Spray, bracelets
Portable Radios Wind-up and battery-operated
Batteries D, AA
Portable Bathroom
Cleaning Supplies Bleach, brooms, mops, Pine-Sol, garbage bags
Life Jackets and Ponchos Adult and child size

No cash donations please

Monetary donations may be made through the United Way of Palm Beach County