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Here's How You Can Help Those Affected By Hurricane Dorian In The Bahamas

MIAMI (CBSMiami) - The Bahamian consulate in Miami has set up three drop-off sites where they will be collecting donated goods for those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

Here is where you can drop off donated items:

  • Rev. Archer- Christ Episcopal Church, 3481 Hibiscus Street, Coconut Grove, FL
  • Global Empowerment Movement 340 NE 59th Terrace, Miami, FL
  • Shelter Aviation 1100 SW 41st Ct., Ft. Lauderdale, FL

You can donate canned goods, water, baby food and formula, diapers, feminine products, batteries, first aid times, flashlights and can openers.

City of Miami
The City of Miami has created 16 drop-off locations to collect donations, at fire stations and some churches.
They're asking for water, canned goods, and baby formulas. The supplies will make it to the Bahamas on Wednesday, if weather allows.

Watch CBS4's Amber Diaz's report:


World Central Kitchen
World-renowned chef José Andrés is on the ground in the Bahamas getting ready to feed the people of there. He hopes to be able to be in the impacted areas by tonight. If kitchens are destroyed, his World Central Kitchen will build a makeshift one and cook in big paella pans.

World Central Kitchen has provided relief efforts for past storms, including in Puerto Rico for Hurricane Maria. Andrés and others collectively helped feed 3.6 million people.

To donate money, you can consider the following organizations:

Neighbors 4 Neighbors
Neighbors 4 Neighbors is a nationally recognized nonprofit, created in the aftermath of Hurricane Andrew in 1992. The simple mission is to connect those in need with those who can help.
To donate, click here.

Entercom Radio South Florida including Power96 Miami 96.5 FM, 560 The JOE WQAM, and KISS Country 99.9 is teaming up with Neighbors 4 Neighbors and asking all listeners to help those in need. Click on this link to donate.

Achidiocese of Miami
The Archdiocese of Miami is currently accepting donations for those affected by Dorian through Catholic Charities.
Click here to make a donation.
Church officials say 100% of the donation will be used for Hurricane Dorian relief efforts.

Greater Miami Jewish Federation
The Greater Miami Jewish Federation has established a special relief fund to provide immediate assistance to those in the Bahamas and elsewhere who are being impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
They say 100% of collected funds will provide relief for those impacted by this disaster. Click here to make a donation.

Humane Society of the United States
The Humane Society of the United States has stepped in to help evacuate animals from animal shelters across Florida as Hurricane Dorian makes its way towards the east coast. Already, the organization has helped transport 80 animals that they hope to put up for adoption.

"By transporting dogs and cats who were already up for adoption out of the region, we are able to increase the capacity of the threatened communities as they prepare for flooding and an anticipated influx of displaced animals," Kate MacFall, Florida senior state director for the Humane Society of the United States, said in a statement. "A lot of these animals are big dogs with lots of love to give, and they will make fantastic family members."

Save The Children
Save The Children said it will be working with local organizations to assist in reopening childcare and education programs in areas impacted by Hurricane Dorian. The nonprofit has provided relief for multiple storms in the past, most recently assisting more than 25,000 children and adults in the wake of 2018's Hurricane Michael.

In addition to on-the-ground support, Save The Children also provides resources ahead of storms making landfall.

International Relief Teams
International Relief Teams has more than 1,000 disaster health kits at the ready for residents of Florida who may be impacted by Hurricane Dorian. The organization said it has been providing "humanitarian aid, including food, medicine, and relief supplies to families worldwide since 1988." That includes in the wake of major natural disasters.

In 2017, International Relief Teams shipped more than $47,000 ready-to-eat meals to partner organizations in Victoria, Texas, in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, amounting to more than 4,600 meals.

On Monday, Hurricane Dorian unleashed massive flooding across the Bahamas on Monday, pummeling the islands with so much wind and water that authorities urged people to find floatation devices and grab hammers to break out of their attics if necessary.

Bahamian authorities confirmed at least five deaths as a direct result of the storm.

The fearsome Category 4 storm slowed almost to a standstill as it shredded roofs, hurled cars and forced even rescue crews to take shelter until the onslaught passed.

(© Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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