Hurricane Dorian, a powerful category 5 hurricane, landed in the Bahamas in early September 2019 and left a trail of destruction. The slow-moving storm destroyed thousands of homes and left approximately 60,000 people without shelter, and hundreds left dead.
As the scale of the destruction unfolds, The United Church of Canada is accepting funds to help with relief and reconstruction efforts, working with global partners the Methodist Church in the Caribbean and the Americas (MCCA) and ACT Alliance (ACT). ACT’s regional office in El Salvador is mobilizing a rapid assessment team in the Bahamas to assess humanitarian needs.
Please include the people of the Bahamas in your prayers as they face the long and difficult journey from emergency response to reconstruction and recovery.
A prayer to add to your day for those impacted by this terrible storm:
May God surround you, his peace be yours, Amidst this great storm you’re safe in her arms. God be above you, a lighthouse shining in the darkness. God be behind you helping you through the most difficult times, sweeping away hurt to new life again. God be beneath you, your bare feet will tread on grace and hope wherever you’re led. God be beside you, you walk hand in hand, Filling your mind with new colours and plans. God be within you, restoring your soul, With breezes of healing.
Online via our secure donation page.
Phone 416-231-5931 or toll-free 1-800-268-3781 ext. 2738 and use your Visa or MasterCard.
Send a cheque, money order, or Visa or MasterCard information with donation amount to:
The United Church of Canada
Philanthropy Unit - Emergency Response
3250 Bloor Street West, Suite 200
Toronto, ON M8X 2Y4
Please be sure to note "Emergency Response—Caribbean Relief (Dorian)" on the face of your cheque.
Note: As part of the United Church's Emergency Response Fund, 100% of your donation goes directly to emergency relief with 85% of your donation responding to this designated emergency and 15% responding to future emergencies that do not receive intense media coverage. Donations to Mission & Service enable the United Church to cover all of the costs of emergency response work without deducting any fees from your donation.