Samaritan’s Purse sent more than 30 tonnes of emergency relief to the Bahamas aboard their DC-8 aircraft yesterday morning.
The plane left Greensboro, North Carolina, around 9am and arrived in Nassau to be unloaded. Onboard were emergency shelter materials, household water filters, and two community filtration units that turn saltwater into drinking water. More than a dozen of the organisation’s disaster response team specialists are now on the ground in the Bahamas as well.
Samaritan’s Purse is also using a small plane and helicopter to support their work on the islands and to allow team members to access hard-to-reach areas.
“Families in the Bahamas are suffering and millions of others are bracing for Dorian’s impact as the storm continues to move,” said Franklin Graham, president of Samaritan’s Purse. “Please join me in praying for everyone affected by this hurricane, and for our teams as we respond in Jesus’ name.”
A second plane load of emergency items is expected to be airlifted to the Bahamas today.