Pat Benatar helping those devastated by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas

Pat Benatar has put out the call to help the Bahamas, part of which was devastated by Hurricane Dorian. She's posted a list of "reputable organizations."

The Red Cross has 200 volunteers in the Abaco Islands and Grand Bahama. Shelter, food, water, medicine and communications are the most urgent needs.

Global Giving has established the Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund to provide emergency supplies and long-term assistance to help in rebuilding.

World Central Kitchen, set up by the chef José Andrés, provides food to people after natural disasters. He and a relief team have arrived in Nassau, the capital, and have begun to identify places where they can set up kitchens on the affected islands.

HeadKnowles is a Bahamian organization that organized relief operations during Hurricane Matthew in 2016 and Hurricane Joaquin in 2015. They have set up a site through Go Fund Me.

Yacht Aid Global has set up Operation Topaz to bring emergency supplies like food, tarps, hygiene kits and medicine to Grand Bahama and the Abaco Islands. The organization works with yachts in the region to coordinate support.

Team Rubicon, an organization of military veterans that provides disaster relief, is in the Bahamas.

Charity Navigator offers a list of reputable charities that are working in the Bahamas.

Prime Minister Hubert Minnis says people wishing to help could donate to the Salvation Army, which works closely with the government’s National Emergency Management Agency.

Waterkeeper Alliance, a charity that works with local partners to preserve water ecosystems and fight for clean water, is taking donations on behalf of its affiliate in Grand Bahama, Save the Bays. Type in "Bahamas" on its donation site.

The Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Foundation was set up by the Grand Bahama Port Authority, which acts as the municipal authority for Freeport, the main city on the island. The site offers suggestions on how to help, including several addresses where donors can drop off supplies in the United States.

 
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