CBF Disaster Response, in consultation with the Baptist World Alliance Forum for Aid and Development (BFAD), continues to work closely with CBF Bahamas and Florida to organize an appropriate response to the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian (Sept. 1-2, 2019) on Grand Bahama and North Abaco. The Category 5 hurricane resulted in at least 65 deaths in The Bahamas, with 282 missing and 70,000 left homeless.
FBC will send a team April 19-25 to serve alongside four CBF Bahamas church communities on North Abaco impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Although electricity and water utilities have been restored over much of the island, post-disaster conditions are still challenging and will require volunteer teams comprised of healthy, mature and adequately skilled individuals. Work may include roof repair, interior/drywall repair and clean-up. Teams are requested to travel to North Abaco via Marsh Harbour on Sunday to serve from Monday through Friday, departing on Saturday morning. Cost information will be forthcoming.