If you feel helpless in the face of the devastation caused by Hurricane Dorian, you're not alone. You can help those in our community, those also affected on the East coast, and those in the Bahamas. Here's how:
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Coastal Community Foundation
has established a relief fund in conjunction with the Grand Bahama Port Authority to support recovery efforts post Hurricane Dorian. Learn more about the fund at gbdisasterrelief.org
, a nonprofit that "transforms collective heartbreak into effective action" will be deploying $50,000 in emergency response and medical equipment to those in the Bahamas; they will deploy every additional dollar they receive through Sept. 6 to Dorian Relief in the Bahamas and along the eastern US coast.
Charleston Pour House
is donating 5 percent of all sales this week to the HeadKnowles Emergency Fund, an organization established in 2015 to help the Bahamas recover from Hurricane Joaquin. Swing by their night market on Sat. Sept. 7 from 5-9 p.m. to shop and help out.
A portion of proceeds from Papi's Taqueria's birthday
bash on Sun. Sept. 8 will go to help those in the Bahamas.
The Central Carolina Community Foundation
has activated the One SC Fund to accept financial donations for Dorian recovery efforts statewide.
Donate to the Lowcountry Food Bank
to help with those affected by the hurricane. You can also volunteer your time on Sat. Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-noon. Learn more about volunteering online
Life Raft Treats
is donating 100 percent of proceeds to nonprofit Direct Relief to aid the Bahamas. Stay tuned for their schedule.
will be serving up their special Royale with cheese burgers through Sun. Sept. 8, with $5 from each burger benefiting World Central Kitchen
Head to David Aylor Law Offices' Facebook page and give it a like, one like = one dollar for the Southeast Rescue and Relief fund
. You can also support this charity by attending a fundraiser at Mainland Container Co.
on Sun. Sept. 22. Email email@example.com if you can help.
Global crowdfunding community, Global Giving
has started a Dorian relief fund. Donate here.
The Washington Post
has also rounded up a list of resources to turn to when you're donating money. Check that full list out here
Point Hope UMC
will accept drop-offs for supplies (check the full list online)
for the Bahamas, Sat. Sept. 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Charleston-based nonprofit Water Mission International
is currently in the Bahamas to help mobilize emergency safe water solutions. You can head online to donate
; 100 percent of your donation will be matched and will directly help those in need of water.
Windwood Family Services
had to evacuate their boys' home during Dorian, which took a big financial toll on the organization. You can donate to the home online
or email firstname.lastname@example.org if you can help with clean-up of the farm.
Sweet Lulu's Bakery, Cocktail Caravan & Pedal Pub
is donating money to Chef Jose Andres of World Central Kitchen. To help
, purchase merch or place an order for special sweet treats and owner Karen Moran will donate 10 percent of gross delivery sales.