As the Bahamas lay ravaged by Hurricane Dorian’s devastating impact, many good Samaritans have jumped into action to do what they can for those who lost their homes and all their belongings.
Actor and filmmaker Tyler Perry, sent his personal seaplane to Nassau, the capital of the Bahamas, loaded with relief supplies set for one of the most desperate areas, the Abaco Islands.
The plane has already allegedly made two trips since Thursday (September 5), taking water, juice, sleeping bags, diapers and various hygiene products and other essentials. On a return trip, the plane brought back seven passengers, including small children, a pregnant woman and others who needed medical attention, according to TMZ.
In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Perry wrote that he was planning to do whatever he could to help.
You’re not only in my heart and my prayers, you’re in my blood. God bless you. Stay Bahamas strong. The sun will shine again.
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To all the incredible people of the Bahamas who have welcomed me and called me an adoptive son, I want you to know that I am watching closely, and as soon as I can, I will be there to do whatever I can to help you rebuild stronger and better. You’re not only in my heart and my prayers, you’re in my blood. God bless you. Stay Bahamas strong. The sun will shine agin. #HurricaneDorian
Just this week, a Florida man bought 100 generators – at the cost of $49,285.70 – to send to the Bahamas to help with the relief effort.advertisement - story continues below
The UN World Food Programme said eight tons of ready-to-eat meals, storage units, generators and other emergency suppliers are to be flown in from Panama. The US Coast Guard said on Thursday they had rescued 201 residents.
The catastrophic Category 5 hurricane barreled through the island chain of Abaco and Grand Bahama on Sunday (September 1), battering the areas with 185mph winds and torrential rain.
Around 70,000 people ‘are in immediate need of life-saving assistance’ according to United Nations humanitarian chief Mark Lowcock, who added on Wednesday (September 4) that the most urgent needs are water, food, shelter and accommodation.