So far you, the Northland family, have donated $32,481.83 (and counting) to Bahama's relief efforts through IsleGO Missions. You can still donate money or supplies here.
Here’s where your money is going.
Right now, through your donations, supplies are being shipped and/or flown almost daily to the Bahamas. We have a load shared with Champs Ministries that is set to arrive in Freeport Tuesday morning. We are also hopefully having a large boat take 11 generators to Freeport later this week.
There are a total of 28 brand new generators, donated to IsleGO by World Help, that are on their way by truck to south Florida. These will immediately be sent to both Abaco and Freeport. They are also sending shoes, socks, water purification tablets and prepackaged rice meals.
Most of the communities in the Abacos are being evacuated by the government of the Bahamas to other islands. We have talked with Bahamians on Abaco that tell us there are a couple of places in the terminal at Marsh Harbor that are stable and have roofs. In addition, we are checking on the possibility of putting a generator or two there to have a point of help and hope.
We also have been contacted by a group of Bahamian men on Cat Island, further south in the Bahamas, about setting up a recovery and rebuilding center on Green Turtle Cay, which is damaged but still functional. We have committed to come alongside them with a generator and other supplies/tools for rebuilding to start. Your donations will also be used to purchase and drop ship more supplies to the people transporting these things from Florida to both Freeport and Eleuthera for Abaco.
Here’s what we still need.
There is an urgent plea from Eleuthera for undergarments (new, of course) for all ages, male and female. Do not drop these items off at Northland, click here for a list of dropoff locations.
Here’s how you can pray.
Pray for safety for the aircrafts/pilots and boats/captains getting supplies to our partners in the Bahamas, for the thousands of displaced refugees who have lost everything, for those who opened their doors to them, and for the continued supply of those things vital for survival of the trauma suffered, especially the children and elderly.
Pray for tension to be relieved between the government and the refugees in the Bahamas. Pray that the interest being shown now for hurricane relief will carry over into the recovery and rebuilding phases.
Pray for those grieving in the islands for lost family and friends, some whose whereabouts are still not known and may never be.
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