Hurricane Dorian struck the northern Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane and stalled over the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama Island for two days. The storm destroyed more than 10,000 homes, wiping out everything in its path. At least 20 people have died and the death toll is expected to rise. FIU’s Kimberly Green Latin America and Caribbean Center and its Latin American and Caribbean Studies Student Organization, MALOKA, are working with the Consulate General of the Bahamas in Miami to collect food, water and other items for those in need.
Items may be dropped off at DM-365B (Deuxième Maison) between now and Wednesday, Sept. 11. All items will be delivered directly to the consulate general.
Specific items requested include: mosquito repellant, toothpaste and tooth brushes, disposable utensils, sanitary napkins, baby formula, canned food and water. Monetary donations will not be accepted by MALOKA or LACC. To make a monetary donation to help members of the FIU family impacted by Hurricane Dorian, please visit FIUStrong.