Hurricane Dorian left a wave of destruction in the Bahamas and Baptist Global Response, a partner of the Southern Baptist Convention, is responding with a multi-faceted approach to the complicated disaster zone.
Kentucky Disaster Relief has not been asked to send teams at this time, according to Director Coy Webb.
However, Kentuckians can reach out by sending donations to Baptist Global Response or the Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief for hurricane relief.
Here are the mailing addresses:
Baptist Global Response
PO Box 930507
Atlanta, GA 31193-0507
Kentucky Baptist Disaster Relief
13420 Eastpoint Centre Drive
Louisville, KY 40223-4160
Mark “Hurricane Relief” in memo line
The devastation has made travel to the Bahamas difficult, BGR officials said. They have a three-pronged attack on helping.
The first step is attempting to get supplies to the affected areas via boat from the United States to the islands most impacted.
The second step is assisting rapid assistance teams in their work by supplying the general population with much-needed emergency management items.
An additional initiative of having a longstanding, 1-3 month (or longer) impact will be determined by assessment experts on the ground with both national and U.S. partners like SBC’s Southern Baptist Disaster Relief network.
A simple, singular approach to disasters is usually effective when airports are open, ports functional, and supplies readily available.
None of these apply to the Bahamian situation at this time.