Providing Relief after Hurricane Dorian

Considered the strongest storm ever recorded in the Atlantic, Hurricane Dorian devastated portions of the northern Bahamas. See how Hand of Hope provided relief.

Hand of Hope
Providing Relief After Hurricane Dorian

In 2019, Hurricane Dorian devastated portions of the northern Bahamas. Gusting winds in excess of 185 mph ripped off roofs, overturned cars and dropped more than 30 inches of rainfall, causing storm surges up to 20 feet high.

This Category 5 hurricane took the lives of at least 50 people, while more than 2,500 others are registered as missing. It also severely damaged or destroyed more than 13,000 homes.

To provide immediate help, Hand of Hope partnered with Convoy of Hope to reach thousands who lost their homes and were without basic necessities in the wake of the storm. On Sept. 2, 2019, the day after Hurricane Dorian made landfall, teams arrived in the Bahamas to distribute food, water, hygiene items, water filters, solar lights and other disaster-relief supplies.

Through our partnership with Mercy Chefs, we provided thousands of hot meals each day to those who had been displaced. We also transported three water filtration units to the Bahamas, capable of providing 21,000 gallons of clean water a day.

Hand of Hope also partnered with Water Mission to provide an additional 10,000 gallons of safe, fresh water each day, along with emergency generators, water-treatment packets and other necessary supplies.

In addition, we worked with organizations like Christ Fellowship, who sent in more teams throughout the week and delivered emergency supplies to as many people as possible.

Because of your support, we were able to make an immediate impact in the Bahamas and provide critical help for those who needed it the most.


Updated: October 2022