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What We Can DO for Those Affected by Dorian

This article is written by a student writer from the Her Campus at C of C chapter.

The Bahamas have been devastated by this hurricane. Currently, 20 are dead and 62,000 are without drinking water. Entire communities have been washed away. People have flooded the internet with words of encouragement to show their support, but the people of the Bahamas still have urgent physical needs.

Countless organizations have already begun work. For most of us college students, the best way to help the Bahamas is to support these organizations.

General Relief Efforts:

1. The Red Cross already has hundreds of volunteers on the ground, but you can donate money to directly go toward those affected.

2. GlobalGiving’s Disaster Recovery Network has set up a disaster relief and a long-term rebuilding fund.

3. Team Rubicon, composed of military veterans who provide disaster relief, has teams on the way to the Bahamas and preparing to be dispatched to the southeast.


4. Project Hope works with healthcare providers both during and after a disaster to give the providers the supplies and training they need to help.


5. World Central Kitchens provides food after natural disasters. Kitchens are currently set up in the Bahamas, as well as some in Florida, and currently prepping to set some up in our Carolinas.

On a smaller scale, companies like The Happy Givers are donating 100% of their profits for the next ten days to go toward their relief efforts in the Bahamas – specifically, on Monday, Carlos Rodriguez and his team will deliver hundreds of water filters. ShepGear is donating 100% of the proceeds from their hurricane relief hat. Kendra Scott is also moving to donate 100% of their sales from select styles from now until Sunday 9/8.

So, continue praying, continue sending good thoughts, but also consider donating to one of these reputable organizations.

Lily Andrews

C of C '23

I'm Lily, and I'm currently working on my B.S. in Exercise Science. I want to do pediatric OT because I love working with children (honestly, the kids I babysit might be who I miss most from home...). Some other things I love: sweet tea, dogs, semicolons, and hanging out in the trees in my eno.