MIAMI, Fla. – Miami-Dade County is spearheading relief efforts for the residents of The Bahamas, where various islands have been hit hard by Hurricane Dorian’s devastating strength.

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Board of County Commissioners Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson joined Consul-General of The Bahamas in Miami Linda Mackey in making the announcement.

“We continue to pray for the well-being of our neighbors in The Bahamas, who have faced a monster storm that has already caused death and destruction, and we are moving quickly with relief efforts,” Mayor Gimenez said Monday.

“Chairwoman Edmonson and I, as well as the entire Board of County Commissioners, are counting on our community’s generosity, which has been an anchor for many during crises facing other parts of our state, the nation, and the world.” Four initial county government locations began opening Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accept donations for critical supplies requested by Bahamian government officials. They are: Miami-Dade County Main Library, 101 W. Flagler St., Miami.

Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., Miami.

Joseph Caleb Center. 5400 NW 22 Ave., Miami.

Office of Emergency Management Warehouse, 8008 NW 14 St., Doral.

Parking validation for those making donations at the Stephen P. Clark Center in Downtown Miami will be provided at the drop-off point on the first floor. All other drop-off locations have free parking available.

The public is asked to limit donations to items requested by the government of The Bahamas. They are: Water.


Non-perishable foods.

Hygiene kits (tissue, toothpaste, tooth brushes, towels, sanitary napkins).

Cleaning supplies (bleach, mops, brooms, garbage bags, sponges, clothes pins).


Baby formula, bottles and supplies.
Jerry cans (plastic water bottles).

Beds, cots.


Portable toilets.



Mosquito repellent (DEET-free).

Cooking utensils.

Temporary housing.


Plastic sheeting.


Roof shingles.


Chain saws.


Disposable plates and eating utensils.

Power banks.

Solar-powered chargers.

Portable radios (battery or crank).

Cloth bags or biodegradable bags.

First aid kits (bandages, gauze and tape).

For other information call 305-5826939.