Water Mission is on the ground providing emergency safe water solutions to communities that were devastated by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, including Marsh Harbour, Elbow Cay, and Green Turtle Cay. To join our response efforts, please give today.
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 to various parts of the Bahamas. Dorian made a direct hit on the Abacos, and news reports estimate that 70,000 residents have lost their homes. As of the writing of this article, 43 deaths have been confirmed and this number is expected to rise as hundreds remain missing or buried under rubble.
Clean, safe water is one of the most important needs for those affected by the storm. With little or no freshwater sources available, reverse osmosis is the only viable way to provide access to safe water. Our disaster response team is working with partners and local municipalities on the ground to mobilize and deploy a reverse osmosis unit capable of providing up to 35,000 gallons of safe, fresh water each day, as well as generators, water treatment packets, and other much needed supplies. Please join us in lifting the survivors and our teams up in prayer.
To join our response efforts, please give today and share the opportunity with family and friends. We are thankful to the Friess family for promising to match up to $1,000,000 of relief gifts in a grant for Hurricane Dorian response.
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