Hurricane Dorian battered the Bahamas and is now threatening landfall in the Carolinas. The Anglican Relief and Development Fund stands ready to help with relief in Dorian’s aftermath both in the Bahamas and on the US coastline.
For relief efforts within the province, ARDF will work with the local dioceses and congregations who are on the ground and best know the needs of the affected communities. As the destructive path of Dorian continues to unfold, more information and details on relief efforts within the province will be released.
In the Bahamas, ARDF is partnering with Water Mission, a Christian engineering organization whose mission is “to honor God by developing, implementing, and sharing best-in-class safe water solutions that transform as many lives as possible, as quickly as possible.” Water Mission is planning to respond to needs in Green Turtle Cay, Marsh Harbour, and Elbow Cay. Reports from the ground are that in this area, 90% of homes are destroyed, and the remaining10% are severely damaged.
Shipments of Reverse Osmosis systems that can treat saltwater as well as P&G water purification packets for distribution to individuals are being sent.
ARDF has had a long and productive relationship with Water Mission, supporting their efforts in Puerto Rico after Hurricane Maria in 2017.
Please keep those affected by this storm and those called to help with relief efforts in your prayers. To learn more or to donate click here.
*Photo courtesy of NOAA.