The Bahamas Consulate General Atlanta will announce details of a new partnership with the Atlanta-based nonprofit, Caring For Others, Inc. It will help to streamline the process for preparing donations to be inventoried and shipped to the two islands affected by Hurricane Dorian. The announcement will be made Monday, September 9th, 2019, 9 a.m. at Caring For Others, 3537 Browns Mill Rd SE #2, Atlanta, GA 30354. The announcement is the latest development in The Bahamas Strong relief effort.
According to Consul General Astra Armbrister-Rolle, the Consulate, which represents the Bahamian government in Atlanta, has collected more than 20,000 lbs. of donations. The need in The Bahamas is staggering and the generosity of people across metro-Atlanta has been equally matched. The new collaboration with Caring For Others, an international human services organization, will support the short-term and long-term recovery efforts in The Bahamas. Consul General Armbrister-Rolle said, “Partnering with Caring for Others and the Convoy of Care will allow us to move donations across Atlanta and expand our storage capacity. Caring for Others will assist us with preparing and processing donations for shipping to the islands affected by the storm. When natural disasters affect neighboring communities and states, Caring for Others sends a Convoy of Care filled with necessities and relief items. With the help of these partners, The Bahamas Consulate General Atlanta will be able to inventory, wrap and palatize donations and prep them for transport to the two affected islands.”
The Consul General would like to encourage donations of port-a-potties, cots/beds, medical supplies, mass care shelters and fuel supply as the relief efforts are now prioritizing shelter for the homeless, and care of the injured. Non-perishable foods and basic personal care items like diapers, baby formula, toothpaste, toothbrushes, and sanitary napkins will continue to be accepted. In addition, hurricane survivors in The Bahamas need mops, brooms, rakes, shovels, batteries and water purification/filtration devices.
Media covering the event should arrive by 9 am and email for any questions.
Since 2009, The Bahamas Consulate General Atlanta has served the needs of Bahamians in the Southeastern United States. The Bahamas Consulate provides services such as visa and passport issuance and renewal. The Consulate also provides interviews for residency or citizenship as well as authentication of legal documents.
Established in 2001, Caring For Others, Inc., is a nonprofit organization that works to help people struggling with the effects of natural disasters, impoverished circumstances, and temporary misfortune live with dignity. The organization partners with service organizations, governmental agencies, communities of faith and corporate partners to provide services that include food distribution, clothing, toys, shoes, furniture and personal necessities domestically and globally.