Bahamas: Airlift to Bring Hurricane Relief Supplies
October 10, 2016 • Bahamas

We're preparing to airlift emergency relief supplies to those suffering in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew

Hurricane Matthew, a Category 3 storm when it slammed into the Bahamas on Thursday, October 6, has left thousands of people on the islands without power and in need of emergency relief aid. The devastating storm killed hundreds and caused catastrophic damage throughout the Caribbean region.

Monday, 10 October, Samaritan’s Purse plans to send an airlift with 20 tonnes of water filters, heavy-duty plastic sheeting, hygiene kits, and blankets to help people in hurricane-affected areas of the Bahamas. An initial four-member Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) will also be aboard our DC-8 to join local church partners in distributing relief supplies.

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haiti_in_article_graphicMatthew plowed through Nassau, making it the first major hurricane to hit the capital city in nearly 100 years. The hurricane battered the nation with wind gusts of up to 140 mph.

Monday’s airlift will be our third flight to the Caribbean. We’ve already sent a total of 40 tons of relief supplies to Haiti via two flights.

Please pray for our staff and local partners as they bring physical relief and the hope of Jesus Christ to people in the Bahamas.

Hurricane Matthew

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Donations received will go towards our relief efforts following Hurricane Matthew in Haiti and in other affected areas. Any funds remaining, after this response, will be used by Samaritan’s Purse to provide critical life-saving assistance in other/future international disaster situations.