Help Provide Relief After Hurricane Dorian

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Samaritan's Purse Responding in the Bahamas After Hurricane Dorian's Deadly Assault

Samaritan's Purse is now operating our Emergency Field Hospital in Freeport on Grand Bahama, performing lifesaving surgeries and otherwise treating patients for a variety of injuries and illnesses. In the wake of Hurricane Dorian, we airlifted the mobile facility, along with a large medical team, at the request of the World Health Organization and the Bahamas government.

The 40-bed hospital can receive more than 100 patients daily and features an operating room with capacity for 10 surgeries per day. We've seen more than 5,200 patients since opening on Sept. 10.

We have also flown over 360 tons of emergency relief items, including heavy-duty shelter plastic, generators, water filters, hygiene kits, kitchen kits, blankets, and solar lights. Distributions are ongoing on the Abaco Islands from our base at Marsh Harbour.

Volunteers are working on Man-O-War Cay, one of the hardest-hit areas on the Abacos Islands. Volunteers are tarping roofs, clearing debris, and doing mud-outs at flooded homes. Sign up to volunteer.

The people of the Bahamas are in desperate straits after their archipelago was hit by deadly Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 storm packing sustained winds of 185 mph with gusts up to 225 mph.

Please join me in praying for everyone affected by this hurricane, and for our teams as we respond in Jesus' Name.”—Franklin Graham

“Families in the Bahamas are suffering,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan's Purse. “Please join me in praying for everyone affected by this hurricane, and for our teams as we respond in Jesus' Name.”

Dorian made multiple landfalls in the Bahamas on Sept. 1. Then the storm stalled over the islands for almost two days, pounding the hardest hit areas, in particular Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands (i.e. Marsh Harbour). Thousands of houses were severely damaged or destroyed—70,000 people are reported homeless. At least 60 people were killed. Hundreds are still missing.

Dorian was one of the most severe Atlantic storms on record and perhaps the strongest hurricane to ever hit the Bahamas.

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