Dorian slammed into the Bahamas as a Category 5 hurricane and battered Grand Bahama, the Abacos and other islands for days. The storm flattened and flooded whole communities.
The official death toll is 50, but the number is expected to rise as rescue workers reach more areas.
DIS makes financial contribution
Diagnostic Imaging Services, as with residents of Louisiana and the Gulf South, understand the devastation of a Category 5 storm. Our company made a financial donation of $10,000 toward efforts to send air and relief supplies via the IV Relief Fund set up by local New Orleans philanthropist and businessman Sidney Torres IV.
According to the fund website, “Multiple DC 3 cargo planes will be flying into airports throughout the devastated areas dropping off 20,000 pre-packaged meals that will feed a family of four for four days.
The boxes will contain the appropriate nutritional needs, based on a plan designed by the US Government for Puerto Rico in 2017.
These meal boxes are the most efficient way to distribute food during disasters like these because they do not require any further sorting and can be immediately distributed directly into the hands of people in need.”
The needs are huge
You can learn more about ongoing local efforts through this local television station news report.
Donations are being accepted by using any one of the following credit/debit cards: American Express, MasterCard, VISA or Discover.
Click here to make a donation that will go toward emergency food and medical supplies for the people of the Bahamas.