Bahamas Consulate Atlanta collects items for Hurricane Dorian victims

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People living in metro Atlanta are joining forces to donate items to people in the storm-ravaged Bahamas.

Hurricane Dorian hammered parts of the country, killing at least five people and damaging houses and other structures.

The Bahamas Consulate General of Atlanta is leading a relief effort. The organization has several members and volunteers who are originally from the islands.

MORE: The latest on Hurricane Dorian

They told FOX 5  they are personally impacted by the disaster.

The Consulate is accepting the following materials :

  • Water
  • Ice
  • Nonperishable food
  • Family hygiene kits (tissues, toothpaste, toothbrushes, women’s sanitary products)
  • Cleaning supplies (bleach, mops, brooms, garbage bags, sponges, etc.)
  • Disinfectants
  • Cots
  • Beds
  • Portal Potties
  • Baby items/supplies
  • Blankets
  • Flashlights
  • Repellent
  • Batteries
  • Solar-powered chargers
  • Generators
  • First aid kits
  • Building supplies (plastic sheeting, plywood, shingles)
  • Chainsaws

You can find a full list of needed items on the Bahamas Consulate Atlanta’s Facebook page.

Items can be delivered to up until 5 p.m. at the Consulate's office located at  2970 Clairmont Road NE Suite 290, Atlanta GA 30329. You can also call (404) 214-0492 or email info@bahconga.com, if you have questions.

Conch Heaven restaurants have partnered with the Consulate by accepting the same donations at their two locations up until 9 p.m at 6035 Peacthree Boulevard in Doraville and 6552 GA-85 in Riverdale.