How to Help

  • Information about the best ways to provide badly needed support to the Bahamian People

Simplest, Most Direct, and Most Effective Way to Help: Send $!

How best to send $

Pick a reliable charity or other entity with a proven track record of

  • honesty
  • accountability
  • effectiveness
  • a presence on the ground that can work with the local Bahamian People and the Bahamian Government

Check on US Charities
Most US charities are registered with the IRS as 501c3 non-profit entities.
IRS Non-Profit Check Site

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The following options have been compiled from numerous sources based upon the above criteria. Links are provided to make donations and to enable further vetting by donors.

International Aid Organizations

Donate to UNICEF-USA Bahamas Recovery

Red Cross - USA & Bahamas
HOW YOU CAN HELP You can make a difference in the lives of people impacted by Hurricane Dorian in both the U.S. and the Bahamas. Visit, call 1-800-RED CROSS ((1-800-733-2767), or text the word DORIAN to 90999 to make a $10 donation. Donations enable the Red Cross to prepare for, respond to and help people recover from this disaster. In the U.S., this includes providing food, shelter, relief supplies, emotional support, recovery planning and other assistance.
For those interested in helping people specifically in the Bahamas, they should write “Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas” in the memo line of a check and mail it to their local Red Cross chapter with the completed donation form available at

Options by Location

Bahamas in General

Government of the Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency (B-NEMA) Disaster Relief Fund
B-NEMA has set up an Emergency Relief Fund to support their Dorian disaster relief efforts.
Donate to the B-NEMA Disaster Relief Fund

Americares is a health-focused relief and development organization that has professional relief workers ready to respond to disasters at a moment’s notice and stocks emergency medicine and supplies in warehouses in the U.S.
Donate to Americares Bahamas Relief Program

Bahamas National Trust: Help Restore the Environment in the Abacos and Grand Bahama.
Donate to BNT-Dorian Recovery

Team Rubicon
Team Rubicon is a large, international non-profit disaster response organization that unites the skills and experiences of military veterans with first responders to rapidly deploy emergency response teams, free of charge, to communities affected by disasters. Team Rubicon currently maintains a roster of 65,000+ volunteers able to deploy throughout the United States and the world. All funds received at the Annapolis Boat Show are tax-deductible and will be directed to disaster response in the Bahamas and Team Rubicon is on site in the Abacos. This organization spends 79% of funds raised on programs relative to overhead. Team Rubicon has deployed teams to the Bahamas to immediately serve survivors while additional teams remain on standby to respond to Dorian's impact along the East Coast.
Donate to Team Rubicon

Specific Areas

Grand Bahamas
Ocean Crest Alliance. OCA, is a registered 501c3 charity.

  • OCA will take donated funds and apply 100% to the re-build process – directly to Bahamians that need $$ to rebuild their homes.
  • Most Bahamians do not have home owners insurance and once the mess is cleaned up by these initial response organizations and efforts, people will need to rebuild, their homes, and in addition to the items that will be donated by the many good people and organizations they will need dollars to buy materials, appliances, hire workers etc.. etc…
  • OCA will require anyone who receives funds form OCA to provide proof of how and where the funds will be utilized, through Invoices sent to us prior to allocation of funds to anyone.
  • Grand Bahama on the other hand will not have as much assistance brought in by foreign home owners for their communities. This is where OCA will direct the funds received
Donate to OCA


West End

PERC, Inc. is a smaller, all-volunteer organization that lists 22 Abaco charities and community organizations on their website that are qualified to receive charitable gifts. Aside from the lesser of 2% or $200.00 from each gift to cover out-of-pocket expenses, PERC turns over 100% of all donations to Abaco charities. Donations must be at least $250 and are tax-deductible for US citizens, who can specify the Abaco organization(s) they choose to receive the funds.
Donate to PERC-Abaco

Great Abaco
Marsh Harbour

Little Abaco

Elbow Cay
Hope Town Volunteer Fire & Rescue needs donations to assist in the recovery of all of Elbow Cay. Make a donation using PayPal
Donate to HTVF&R

Hope Town

Green Turtle Cay

Guana Cay

Man-o-War Cay
Man-o-War Cay Relief Fund needs donations to assist in the recovery of Man-o-War Cay.
Donate to Man-oi-War Cay Relief Fund

Note: Annapolis Sail Boat Show
There will be a booth near the Sail Abaco booth to provide information on how to make donations to the Bahamas Hurricane Recovery effort.


Updated: 23 September 2019