Hurricane Dorian Relief Effort

We are in need of monetary donations.

We are NO LONGER receiving donated clothes or water.

Hurricane Dorian has created massive destruction in the Bahamas. Reports continue to come in; pictures and videos that break our hearts for the people and the land. Your monetary donation will allow us to meet needs the fastest.

NOTE:

We have entered in to Phase 2 of suggested donation items. Please see below.

 
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Donation Status Report

Last Updated September 12, 2019

 Donations

Missionary Flights (MFI) is accepting donated supplies for the Bahamas Relief effort.
PLEASE, PAY CLOSE ATTENTION TO THE INFORMATION BELOW.

Supplies may be shipped to MFI or dropped off
Monday-Friday (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m)
Saturday (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

Please deliver the supplies in sturdy cardboard boxes. 

Below is a list of the most needed items as well as items that we CANNOT fly.

Shipping & Delivery

To direct your packages for general distribution on “Grand Bahama” or “Abaco” address as follows:

“MFI - Bahamas Relief”
3170 Airmans Dr.
Ft. Pierce, FL  34946

To direct packages specifically for the island of Man-O-War address as follows:

“MFI - MOW Relief”
3170 Airmans Dr.
Ft. Pierce, FL  34946

Unfortunately, MFI cannot direct packages to a specific family or church. We will be working with trusted individuals on the ground on each of these islands to distribute supplies where needed most. 


Suggested Donation List

Due to the needs of Phase 2 we are no longer in need of water or donated clothing items.

DONATION DROP OFF

Monday-Friday (9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.)
Saturday (9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)

 

+ We Can Not Fly

  • Fuel
  • Bleach
  • Lithium Batteries
  • Items considered as “Hazmat” (Hazardous Material)
  • Sterno cans
  • Lighter Fluid (or lighters)
  • Aerosols
  • Instant Light Charcoal
  • Glass Jar Items

 

+ Generic Needs

  • Solar Powered Items (panels, generators, etc.)
  • Tarps & Rope
  • Toilet Paper
  • Cabin Tents (8-10 person, waterproof)
  • Portable Generators
  • Protein Bars
  • Sunscreen Lotion

 

+ Rebuild Needs

  • Solar Panels
  • Hand Tools
  • Boots (with Crew Socks)
  • Gloves
  • Small Engine Oil
  • Chainsaws
  • Extension Cords
  • Batteries (D, C, AA, AAA)
  • Power Tools (no lithium batteries)
  • Rope
  • Duct Tape

 

+ Medical Needs

  • Basic Medical Supplies
  • Triple Antibiotic Ointment
  • Ibuprofen
  • Tylenol
  • Over Counter Antibiotic
  • Bandages
  • Aloe

 Volunteers Needed

We are in need of volunteers to package supplies.

Volunteers MUST wear closed toed shoes.

We would prefer volunteers 12 years and older. Volunteers ages 12-17, MUST have a parent or guardian with them.

With a high demand for donated goods to assist in disaster relief for the Bahamas, we are also in a high demand for volunteers to help us in warehousing, packaging, and loading cargo. Your participation will expedite the shipment of goods.

CURRENT VOLUNTEER NEED Monday: 20

Thank you so much for the volunteers who are here today!

 

Transparency

+ When will donated goods arrive in the Bahamas?

Missionary Flights (MFI) is currently flying goods into West End and Freeport. In Freeport, the Salvation Army is receiving our goods and delivering them to the community. We are cleared to bring in items duty free in Grand Bahama and Abaco. MFI plans to fly in our DC-3 to the Marsh Harbour airport as soon as the runway is clear of debris/water and a load of 7,000 pounds of relief supplies is prepared. Our contacts on the ground must also be available to get the supplies from the airport to distribution points, or directly to boats, in order to get supplies out to other surrounding Islands.

 

+ Why is Disaster Relief funding important?

There are many costs associated with transporting goods. Our DC-3 aircraft costs about $5 for every mile that we fly. It is roughly 220 miles from our Hangar in Fort Pierce, FL, to Marsh Harbour. At a bare minimum, one round trip flight of relief will cost $2,200. Multiply this times the number of flights to distribute donated goods and the numbers will add up. Your donations to our disaster relief efforts will not only pay for the cost to fly the plane, but may also be used to purchase relief items as needed or used to financially assist our trusted pastors in the Bahamas.

 

+ Why should you use MFI?

Honestly, we know that we are not the only ones providing relief for the people of the Bahamas. Many other strong organizations are already doing it. We applaud the U.S. Coast Guard who made rescues even during the storm. In this moment, we want you to give as you feel the Lord has directed you. We have provided hurricane relief in the Caribbean for decades including responding in recent years to Hurricane Matthew, Irma, and Maria. We have relationships with many trusted pastors on Abaco and surrounding islands and will work with them to distribute the items. We know that we are accountable to the Lord Jesus Christ to Stand in the Gap with the supplies and funding that is donated to us and for the people that we have been equipped to help.

 

+ Why are you not accepting water?

Over the last few days we have received a massive amount of water donations. In order to immediately meet needs, we must reduce the amount of water that is in our hangar and reserve space for other items.


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