VENICE, Fla. (WWSB) - The devastation in The Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian has left many saying the paradise islands are unrecognizable. Relief efforts are now underway all across the Suncoast to help those affected.
Agape Flights sends out planes full of supplies every week to Haiti, Dominican Republican and Eleuthera, but recently have added relief flights to get as much help to the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas as possible.
Like they’ve done with past hurricanes, they’re collecting relief supplies at their hanger in the Venice Airport - 1,600 pounds of things like tarps, toiletries, clothes and items to clear debris will fill each one of their planes daily. They’ll be making trips several times to the islands or as close as they can get to them.
The Agape crew says aside from of course rescue right now, they plan on continuing to help those affected by this devastation for months to come, and know that our community will step in to do that.
“The generosity of people is amazing, and these people need that right now. They’re going to need their homes rebuilt, they’ll need hope, they’ll need to know that life is not over. That there is a morning after, and we need to be there and give them that hope," Allen Speer, the CEO of Agape Flights, expressed.
The full list of items being accepted can be found here.