Responding to Hurricane Dorian

Water Mission is on the ground providing safe water solutions in the Bahamas, assisting communities as they rebuild after Hurricane Dorian. To join our response efforts, please give today and join us in praying for the affected communities.

One of the strongest storms ever recorded in the Atlantic, Hurricane Dorian brought sustained winds of up to 185 miles per hour and storm surges of approximately 20 feet. News reports estimate that 70,000 residents have lost their homes. A few weeks after the hurricane, we are responding to long-term needs and assisting in building back the Bahamas.

Clean, safe water is one of the most important resources for those recovering from natural disasters. With little or no freshwater sources available on the islands, reverse osmosis — a specialized water treatment process that desalinates and treats saltwater — is the only viable way to provide access to safe water. Each of our reverse osmosis solutions can provide safe water to more than 10,000 people each day. As of this writing, we have a large reverse osmosis system in place in Marsh Harbour that will produce more than 30,000 gallons of safe water daily. Additionally, we have four smaller reverse osmosis systems up and running, collectively producing more than 2,000 gallons of safe water each day.

Our disaster response teams are working with partners and local municipalities on the ground, and are supporting other relief groups bringing food, medical care, and infrastructure support to the islands. We are thankful for God’s leading and provision as we continue to serve alongside our amazing partners.

Please join us in praying for our brothers and sisters in the Bahamas, our partners, and our teams as the road to recovery is long and complex.

To join our response efforts, please give today.

100% of your gift will directly help those in dire need. Water Mission has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating for the past 13 years. For ongoing updates on our disaster relief efforts and our work around the world, follow us on Instagram, Twitter, and Facebook or sign up for Water Mission’s emails.