Foodgrains Bank members respond to hurricane Dorian

Thursday, September 5, 2019

Ten Foodgrains Bank members respond to Hurricane Dorian

Canadians are encouraged to make donations directly to responding members

Hurricane Dorian, September 2019
Photo: NASA

Hurricane Dorian has left a trail of destruction in the Bahamas that Prime Minister Hubert Minnis is calling “one of the greatest national crises in our country’s history.”

As many as 13,000 homes representing 45% of the homes in the Bahamas may have been destroyed or severely damaged in the wake of the Hurricane.

Those who have lost their homes and livelihoods will need our prayers in the weeks and months to come. It is going to be a long and difficult road for many.

According to the United Nation’s World Food Program (WFP), food may be required for 14,500 people in the northern Bahamas’ Abaco Islands and for 45,700 people in Grand Bahama, based on preliminary assessments by representatives of Caribbean nations, the WFP and other groups.

“Those who have lost their homes and livelihoods will need our prayers in the weeks and months to come. It is going to be a long and difficult road for many” says international programs director Barbara Macdonald.

Anyone who would like to make donations to assist with the response and recovery efforts can send donations directly to any of Canadian Foodgrains Bank members below. These members are already coordinating their efforts with local partners in the Bahamas.

Click on a member logo below to give.

Adventist Development and Relief Agency

Canadian Baptist Ministries

Canadian Lutheran World Relief

ERDO - Emergency Relief & Development Overseas

Nazarene Compassionate Ministries

The Primate’s World Relief and Development Fund (Anglican Church of Canada)

Presbyterian World Service & Development (PWS&D)

The Salvation Army

The United Church of Canada

World Renew


You can find resources to pray for the those affected by Hurricane Dorian to be used on your own, with family, a small group, in schools or in church here.