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Miami-Dade County Mayor to announce relief supplies collection for The Bahamas

MIAMI ( September 02, 2019 )

Miami-Dade County will be spearheading relief efforts for the residents of The Bahamas, where various islands have been hit hard by Hurricane Dorian’s devastating strength. 

Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez and Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson will be joined by Consul-General of The Bahamas in Miami Linda Mackey to make the announcement. The press conference and media availability will take place Tuesday, Sept. 3, 2019, at 9 a.m., at the Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First Street, 29th Floor, Miami.

“We continue to pray for the well-being of our neighbors in The Bahamas, who have faced a monster storm that has already caused death and destruction, and we are moving quickly with relief efforts,” Mayor Gimenez said Monday. “Chairwoman Edmonson and I, as well as the entire Board of County Commissioners, are counting on our community’s generosity, which has been an anchor for many during crises facing other parts of our state, the nation, and the world.”

Four initial County government locations will be open beginning Tuesday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accept donations for critical supplies requested by Bahamian government officials. They are: 

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

Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., Miami.

Joseph Caleb Center. 5400 NW 22 Ave., Miami.

Office of Emergency Management Warehouse, 8008 NW 14 St., Doral.

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.

Please limit donations to items requested by the government of The Bahamas. They are:

Water.

Ice.

Non-perishable foods.

Hygiene kits (tissue, toothpaste, tooth brushes, towels, sanitary napkins).

Cleaning supplies (bleach, mops, brooms, garbage bags, sponges, clothes pins).

Disinfectants.

Baby formula, bottles and supplies.

Jerry cans (plastic water bottles).

Beds, cots.

Blankets.

Portable toilets.

Flashlights. 

Batteries.

Mosquito repellent (DEET-free).

Cooking utensils. 

Temporary housing.

Tarpaulins. 

Plastic sheeting.

Plywood. 

Roof shingles.

Generators.

Chain saws. 

Shovels.

Disposable plates and eating utensils.

Power banks.

Solar-powered chargers.

Portable radios (battery or crank).

Cloth bags or biodegradable bags. 

First aid kits (bandages, gauze and tape).

Who:
Miami-Dade County Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez, Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners Chairwoman Audrey M. Edmonson, Consul-General of The Bahamas in Miami Linda Mackey
What:
Press conference to announce Hurricane Dorian relief effort for The Bahamas
When:
September 03, 2019 — 09:00 a.m.
Where:
Stephen P. Clark Center, 111 NW First St., 29th Floor, Miami