As South Carolina was spared, we can’t help but be in prayer for the people in the Bahamas who were severely impacted by devastating Category 5 Hurricane Dorian. Point Hope United Methodist Church has two members, Jamie Holcombe and Tim Clark, who spend a significant amount of time in The Bahamas, personally and professionally. Both are in direct contact with relief efforts being organized in Florida and the Abacos. Plans are currently underway for these two experienced captains and others to travel to The Bahamas from South Florida. They will transport all donations to Florida, and ultimately to the families in need in The Bahamas. 100% of everything that is donated will go to those in the greatest areas of need in The Bahamas. We are working directly with local families and businesses.

WAYS TO SUPPORT:

  1. Make an online donation (Select General Operating Fund and type “Bahamas Relief” in the designation field). All contributions will be used to purchase supplies and cover fuel expenses to transport supplies to the Bahamas by boat and plane.
  2. Drop off any of the items listed below to the church during the week between 9 a.m.-1 p.m. or before or after service on Sunday (9:30 a.m. is traditional service / 11 a.m. is contemporary service).
  3. Pray for all involved. Pray for safety. Pray for comfort and pray for healing.

URGENT SUPPLIES NEEDED

Flood Buckets (in 5-gallon bucket with resealable lid)

  • 2 – 1-quart bottles of bleach
  • 1 – 50 oz. bottle of liquid laundry detergent
  • 1 – 12-16 oz. Spic & Span household cleaner
  • 1 – 16-28 oz. bottle disinfectant dish soap
  • 1 – 16-14 oz. can insect repellant
  • 1 – 8 oz. can Lysol
  • 1 – 1 pack of 50 clothespins
  • 2 – 50-ft. Clothesline
  • 1 – scrub brush
  • 6 – sponges (assorted sizes)
  • 18 – cleaning towels (reusable wipes)
  • 1 – pack of dust masks
  • 1 – pair of work gloves
  • 1 – roll of heavy-duty trash bags
  • 2 – pairs of disposable waterproof gloves (rubber or latex)

Other supplies needed:

  • Tarps
  • Roofing nails
  • Regular nails
  • Chain saws
  • Shovels
  • Batteries
  • Hammers
  • Machetes
  • Mosquito netting
  • Rolls of extra-heavy gauge plastic
  • Sturdy shoes (new) (i.e. work boots)
  • Diapers
  • Formula
  • Feminine products
  • Canned foods

Thank you to everyone who has reached out to offer to help! The people of The Bahamas have a long road ahead of them and we are blessed to show them God’s love during this time of tremendous need.

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Questions can be directed to Jessica Munday-Holcombe (843) 708-8746 / jessica@trio-solutions.com  or Julie Clark (843) 754-9871 / julie.clark@novartis.com.