ATLANTA (FOX 5 Atlanta) - 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.
They told FOX 5 they are personally impacted by the disaster.
The Consulate is accepting the following materials :
- Nonperishable food
- Family hygiene kits (tissues, toothpaste, toothbrushes, women’s sanitary products)
- Cleaning supplies (bleach, mops, brooms, garbage bags, sponges, etc.)
- Portal Potties
- Baby items/supplies
- Solar-powered chargers
- First aid kits
- Building supplies (plastic sheeting, plywood, shingles)
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.