Hurricane Dorian Response

 

On September 1,

Hurricane Dorian settled over the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane. The storm caused extensive damage. BGR is on the ground responding with trusted partners. We will post the most current needs and updates to this page. In addition, find prayer requests and resources.
 
 

Immediate Critical Needs


1. Prayer – Join BGR’s Prayer Connection volunteers here.
 
2. Financial Donations – Your funds will supply lifegiving needs, including food, water, hygiene items, and blankets.
 

 

3 Ways to Send your Gift

  1. Donate online above or below!
    Or go to the Full Donation Page
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  3. Hurricane Dorian Giving Line:
    1-866-355-7233
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  5. Mail checks (memo line: Hurricane Dorian) to:
     
    Baptist Global Response
    PO Box 930507
    Atlanta, GA 31193-0507

Disaster Response

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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Update: BGR Team in the Bahamas

BGR’s response and assessment team is arriving today in the Bahamas. There we will join our Baptist partners there and visit affected areas. Please pray for good connections and safe travel. Pray also for wisdom as we seek the neediest areas and the best ways to help. Small amounts of aid are arriving to critical […]

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More Stories
Hurricane Dorian Prayer Requests: September 14, 2019

As rescuers continue the arduous task of searching for survivors amidst the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, the gravity of the disaster grows more evident by the hour. Over 2,500 people are still reported as missing, more than 70,000 have lost everything, and the death toll, currently at 50, is expected to climb. […]

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Hurricane Dorian Prayer Requests: September 10, 2019

In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, the Bahamas have been left in shambles. The death toll continues to mount, hundreds are still unaccounted for, and nearly 70,000 people have been left with nothing in the world, save the clothes on their backs. The scene is one of heartbreak, the scale of loss, unfathomable. One pastor […]

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Prayer Requests: Hurricane Dorian Updates

BGR partners have been urgently working together with local church leaders to begin evaluations of the damage from Hurricane Dorian and to start relief efforts, despite precarious conditions. Abaco and the majority of Grand Bahama are submerged underwater and high winds caused further damage to infrastructure. The current death toll stands at 43, but is […]

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Prayer Requests: Hurricane Dorian

Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas on September 1 as a category five storm, the second strongest Atlantic hurricane on record. For two days, the storm stalled over the island nation, its unforgiving winds and torrential rains wreaking havoc and leaving scene after scene of devastation in its wake.  BGR is sending a team to assess […]

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More prayers
Video: BGR’s Continued Response in the Bahamas | Hurricane Dorian Update

As you are seeing the devastating results of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, we ask that you join us in praying for and giving to the communities affected by the storm. Watch this update for ways your church can get involved.

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Video: God’s Faithfulness in the Storm | Hurricane Dorian Update

As you are seeing the devastating results of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, we ask that you join us in praying for and giving to the communities affected by the storm. Watch this update for ways your church can get involved.

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3 Ways You Can Help Half-sheet | Hurricane Dorian Update

Print out this half-sheet or full-sheet to share with your church, group, or friends about how you can respond to Hurricane Dorian!

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Video: Ways to Respond to Dorian’s Destruction | Hurricane Dorian Update

As you are seeing the devastating results of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, we ask that you join us in praying for and giving to the communities affected by the storm. Watch this update for ways your church can get involved.

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Buddy Lyle 9 days ago

Would like to come to help the week of Oct 21st. Can you use 2 people with Send Relief and M/D Disaster Relief experience?

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Natalie Sarrett 9 days ago

Hi Buddy, thanks so much for your interest in serving! BGR follows a disaster response protocol based on assessments that will help us develop a plan and initiate volunteer requests through BGR/NAMB channels and state convention disaster response directors. You can stay connected with your state DR groups and our social media/website to hear of pending volunteer opportunities!

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