Hurricane Dorian has caused catastrophic damage in the Bahamas.
Residents are reporting widespread devastation — homes ripped apart, water covering everything in its path. Families are trapped and lives lost.
We are just beginning to understand how bad the damage is.
You can help raise funds for supplies and assistance that’s so desperately needed.
Here is a list of locations where donations are being accepted across South Florida.
- Miami-Dade County Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami
- Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., Miami
- Joseph Caleb Center. 5400 NW 22 Ave., Miami
- Office of Emergency Management Warehouse, 8008 NW 14 St., Doral
- South Dade Government Center, 10710 S.W. 211 St., Cutler Bay
- Miami-Dade County Downtown Motor Pool – drive-through location, 201 N.W. First St., Miami
- Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds 10901 S.W. 24 St., Gate 3, Miami
To volunteer to help receive and sort donated items, click here.
BAHAMIAN CONSULATE LOCATIONS
- Rev. Archer- Christ Episcopal Church, 3481 Hibiscus Street, Coconut Grove, FL
- Global Empowerment Movement 340 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL
- Splender Realty, 1773 North State Road 7, Suite 200, Lauderhill, FL
CITY OF MIAMI LOCATIONS
- Greater St. Paul AME Church: 3680 Thomas Ave
- Christ Episcopal Church: 3475 William Ave
- Fire Station 1: 144 N.E. 5 ST
- Fire Station 2: 1901 N. MIAMI AVE
- Fire Station 3: 1103 NW 7 ST
- Fire Station 4: 1105 SW 2 AVE
- Fire Station 5: 1200 NW 20 ST
- Fire Station 6: 701 NW 36 ST
- Fire Station 7: 314 BEACOM BLVD
- Fire Station 8: 2975 OAK AVE
- Fire Station 9: 69 NE 62 ST
- Fire Station 10: 4101 NW 7 ST
- Fire Station 11: 5920 W. FLAGLER ST
- Fire Station 12: 1455 NW 46 ST
- Fire Station 13: 990 NE 79 ST
- Fire Station 14: 2119 S.W. 19 ST
- MRC Building: 444 SW 2 AVE
- Pembroke Pines Fire Station #33: 600 SW 72 Ave.
- Fire Station #69: 9500 Pines Blvd
- Fire Station #79: 19900 Pines Blvd
- Fire Station #89: 13000 Pines Blvd
- Fire Station #99: 16999 Pines Blvd
- Fire Station #101: 6057 SW 198 Terr
NEIGHBORS 4 NEIGHBORS
Neighbors 4 Neighbors began 27 years ago after Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The nationally recognized non-profit is dedicated to connect those in need with those who can help and will be assisting those affected by Hurricane Dorian with donations from our neighbors just like you.
BROWARD EDUCATION FOUNDATION
Broward Education Foundation in collaboration with Broward County Public Schools, BrightStar Credit Union, and the local community, is collecting monetary donations and supplies to help those in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian.
Click here to make a monetary donation or to see a list of relief supply drop-off sites
United Way of Miami-Dade and the Miami Herald/el Nuevo Herald have activated Operation Helping Hands to support the response, relief and recovery efforts in the areas affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and surrounding areas impacted by this powerful storm.
Call (305) 643-2501 or 2-1-1
- Send a check payable to:
Operation Helping Hands
c/o United Way of Miami-Dade
P.O. Box #459007
Miami, Florida 33245-9007
UNITED WAY OF BROWARD COUNTY
United Way of Broward has activated the United Way Hurricane Dorian Fund to help with relief, rebuilding and recovery efforts in the Bahamas as well as any other areas that are affected by Hurricane Dorian.
Donations can be made here: unitedwaybroward.org/donate.
HABITAT FOR HUMANITY OF BROWARD
Habitat for Humanity of Broward is accepting donations at Habitat Broward ReStore, located at 505 West Broward Boulevard in Fort Lauderdale. Only new items in their original sealed packaging can be accepted for safety reasons. They are accepting canned goods and can openers, mosquito spray and sunscreen, disposable diapers, first aid items, personal hygiene products and flashlights and batteries. No clothes please.
HOPE 4 HOPE TOWN – ABACO ISLANDS RELIEF FUND
There is a GoFund Me page created to help the people of Hope Town and the islands around Abaco which are devastated.
TROPICAL FINANCIAL CREDIT UNION – Tropical Financial Credit Union is collecting desperately needed relief supplies for victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. The credit union will accept donated items at all of its branches in Miami-Dade, Broward and Palm Beach Counties during normal business hours through Friday at noon.
Click here for a list of branch locations
Brightline is partnering with Tropic Ocean Airways and Blue Tide Marine to transport much needed supplies to those devastated by Hurricane Dorian in The Bahamas. Starting Wednesday you can drop off water, food, medicine, generators and other items at Brightline stations in Miami, Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach.
Here is the donations request list to ensure only the most needed supplies are dropped off at Brightline stations.
The Florida Highway Patrol, City of Sweetwater, City of Miami, multiple law enforcement agencies and others are collecting boxed and labeled items. Just about everything except clothes.
Drop off is located at West Valet area between Cabo Flats and Cheesecake Factory
WORLD CENTRAL KITCHEN
World-renowned chef José Andrés is on the ground in the Bahamas getting ready to feed folks there. His World Central Kitchen has provided relief efforts for past storms, including in Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria. Andrés and others collectively helped feed 3.6 million people. Click here to donate.
ARCHDIOCESE OF MIAMI
The Archdiocese of Miami is currently accepting donations for those affected by Dorian through Catholic Charities.
Click here to make a donation.
Church officials say 100% of the donation will be used for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.
GREATER MIAMI JEWISH FEDERATION
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has established a special relief fund to provide immediate assistance to those in the Bahamas and elsewhere who are being impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
They say 100% of collected funds will provide relief for those impacted by this disaster.
Click here to make a donation.
HUMANE SOCIETY OF THE UNITED STATES
The Humane Society of the United States has stepped in to help evacuate animals from animal shelters across Florida as Hurricane Dorian makes its way towards the east coast. Already, the organization has helped transport 80 animals that they hope to put up for adoption.
SAVE THE CHILDREN
Save The Children said it will be working with local organizations to assist in reopening childcare and education programs in areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian. The nonprofit has provided relief for multiple storms in the past, most recently assisting more than 25,000 children and adults in the wake of 2018’s Hurricane Michael.
In addition to on-the-ground support, Save The Children also provides resources ahead of storms making landfall.
INTERNATIONAL RELIEF TEAMS
International Relief Teams has more than 1,000 disaster health kits at the ready for residents of Florida who may be impacted by Hurricane Dorian. The organization said it has been providing “humanitarian aid, including food, medicine, and relief supplies to families worldwide since 1988.” That includes in the wake of major natural disasters.
In 2017, International Relief Teams shipped more than $47,000 ready-to-eat meals to partner organizations in Victoria, Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, amounting to more than 4,600 meals.
GoFundMe.com has established a centralized hub for GoFundMe campaigns providing help to those affected by the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. The campaigns have been verified by GoFundMe to ensure that all donations related to this tragedy reach the intended beneficiaries.