Hurricane Dorian and its devastating impact on The Bahamas is a reminder of just how lucky we are in South Florida to have been mostly spared by this dangerous storm. Sadly, The Bahamas did not fare well and experienced major destruction and devastation as a result.
To help our neighboring islands, the Town of Surfside has established a drop-off location for supplies. Starting Wednesday, September 4, please consider dropping off emergency supplies to Town Hall, located at 9293 Harding Avenue. Drop-off is available 24/7, though we encourage residents to drop-off items between 8:00 am and 6:00 pm when staff is on site.
Here is a list of acceptable supplies:
- Non-perishable food items
- Can openers
- Insect repellant
- Baby formula and diapers
- Feminine hygiene products
- First aid items
For additional ways to support the disaster relief efforts in The Bahamas, visit the Red Cross at https://bahamasredcross.org.
As a reminder, hurricane season continues until November 30, 2019. It is important to be prepared and have your hurricane kits and evacuation plans ready.
*NOTE: The Town of Surfside is pleased to announce that on Thursday, September 5, 2019, three truckloads of donations were sent out to the Relief Collection Center located in the Fuchs Pavilion at the Youth Fair Grounds on 10901 SW 24th Street. Further donations were delivered on Saturday, September 7, 2019, and three more truckloads were delivered on Friday, September 13, 2019. The delivery of donations has been made possible by the Surfside Police Department, in addition to the Parks and Recreation and Public Works Departments. The Town of Surfside thanks residents for their outpour of support and solidarity, having donated a high volume of items including canned foods, clothes and essential supplies.
At this moment, the Town of Surfside continues to accept donations for Bahamas Relief.