Help the Bahamas

Donations are being accepted at several Miami-Dade County locations to assist with Hurricane Dorian recovery efforts in the Bahamas.

help dorianConsul-General of the Bahamas in Miami Linda Mackey and Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. GimenezThe following locations will accept critical supplies from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday:

Miami-Dade County Main Library
101 W. Flagler Street, Miami

Stephen P. Clark Center
111 NW First Street, Miami

Joseph Caleb Center
5400 NW 22nd Avenue, Miami

Miami-Dade County Office of Emergency Management Warehouse
8008 NW 14th Street, Miami

South Dade Government Center
10710 SW 211 Street, Cutler Bay

Miami-Dade County Downtown Motor Pool – drive-through location
201 NW First Street, Miami

Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds
10901 SW 24th Street, Gate 3, Miami

Parking validation for those making donations at the Stephen P. Clark Center in Downtown Miami will be provided at the drop-off point on the first floor. All other drop-off locations have free parking available.

Municipalities should deliver donated supplies from their jurisdictions directly to the Fuchs Pavilion at the Miami-Dade County Fairgrounds between the hours of 1 and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

To volunteer to help receive and sort donated items, visit the United Way website.

Please limit donations to these items requested by the government of the Bahamas:

  • Tents
  • Cots - adult size
  • Hygiene kits (diapers, baby wipes, sanitary napkins, deodorant, toothpaste, soap, baby formula)
  • Potable/purified water
  • Non-perishable food items
  • Water bladders
  • Water containers
  • First aid items (sterile bandages/gauze [all sizes], tape)
  • Portable generators (15 kw to 25 kw)
  • Chainsaws
  • Plastic tarpaulin
  • Debris removal tools (shovels, rakes, axes, wheelbarrows)
  • Portable single and double burner stoves
  • Portable outdoor lamps/lights
  • Water purification kits
  • Flashlights
  • Blankets
  • Insect repellents
  • Portable radios
  • Batteries
  • Portable potty
  • Cleaning supplies/disinfectants (bleach, brooms, mops, household cleaning products, garbage bags)