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For Immediate Release:
September 03, 2019
Media Contact:
Marie Holborow
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786-828-8012

Commissioner Joe A. Martinez to assist the Bahamas in a Hurricane Dorian disaster relief drive


MIAMI – Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez is joining the Mayor and his colleagues in providing immediate Hurricane Dorian disaster relief to the Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas with catastrophic effects on its residents. Thousands of people have been displaced and are in dire need of supplies and assistance. The County is collecting hurricane relief supplies for the victims of Hurricane Dorian. At this time, locations accepting donations 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 22nd Ave.; and the Miami, Office of Emergency Management Warehouse, 8008 NW 14thSt., Doral. Supplies may be dropped off at the Youth Fair in Tamiami Park, 10901 SW 24th Street, Miami, 33165.

“As our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims of Hurricane Dorian, I know we can count on the residents of Miami-Dade County to rise to the occasion and help our neighbors in the Bahamas in their time of need,” said Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez. “We remember Hurricane Irma and Hurricane Michael as being the worst storms in recent memory for Florida and know how important it is to help each other through the darkest of moments.”

The victims of Hurricane Dorian are in desperate need of the following most urgently needed items. Please do not bring clothing or perishables – only the items on the list below will be accepted.

What to donate:

Thank you for your support and for doing your part to make a difference.

WHO:               Miami-Dade County Commissioner Joe A. Martinez

WHAT:             Hurricane Dorian relief drive

WHEN:             Ongoing until further notice

WHERE:           Various drop off locations listed