Dorian Update: September 20, 2019

HURRICANE UPDATE: Due to the tireless work of humanitarian agencies and disaster response teams on the ground, most Bahamians in need have received assistance as of September 15. In the capital of Nassau, 16 different shelters are providing food, water, and medical care to over 2,000 evacuees. BGR is leading the emergency response on behalf of the IMB and […]

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Bahamian Pastors Share Their Heartbreak

Several pastors from the island of Grand Bahama sat down to share their congregant’s stories with BGR partners. Read about their response to the wreckage.

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Survivors Share Stories from Bahamian Ghost Towns

Through interviews with some of the few remaining residents in hard-hit regions of the islands, such as Marsh Harbour, BGR was able to get a clearer picture of just how instantaneous the hurricane’s onslaught was.

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Concerns Rise for Island Communities

“We are doing well – thanks be to God!” One Baptist pastor, John Mark, shared his personal experience with Hurricane Dorian and the aftershocks it caused. Read about his family’s resilience.

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Mother and Child Saved in Dorian Wreckage

As stories are starting to come in from our teams on the ground, we have been encouraged by hearing about God’s continued provision during this time of unimaginable pain for Bahamians. On their ride into a majorly affected region, one of our partners struck up a conversation with a local taxi driver who had family […]

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UPDATE: 5,000 Bahamians Seeking Shelter

BGR has received word from partners on the ground that an estimated 5,000 Bahamians have been evacuated and are actively seeking shelter. Another 1,650 who were not able to flee are still seeking other solutions. As of Thursday, September 12, additional teams have landed and will be further helping rehabilitate the affected communities.

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Update: BGR Responding to Evacuees’ Needs

BGR emergency relief teams have now been on the ground for several days responding to Hurricane Dorian. On the main island of Grand Bahama, life is beginning to return to normal. Businesses are open and running, and some semblance of routine has been returned to the major cities. The Abaco Islands, however, have been completely destroyed. Abaco residents […]

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UPDATE: HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF EFFORTS CONTINUE

We are beginning to see improvements in the situation in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. The response teams are continuing to assess the extent of the damage sustained, as well as best practices for sustainable solutions moving forward. We have received reports from our representatives stating that the most heavily impacted areas are slowly becoming more accessible. […]

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UPDATE: Initial Assessment Reports & How You Can Help

Embed from Getty Images After many days of anticipation following Hurricane Dorian, initial meetings with the Bahama Baptist Convention were held on Saturday afternoon. BGR was designated as the lead response organization in this disaster and will work under the direction and guidance of the Bahamian Convention. On September 8, an initial assessment of the islands’ needs […]

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UPDATE: BGR Team Assessments Underway

BGR personnel are meeting with Baptist partners Saturday afternoon to assess needs in the hardest hit areas.

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