Hurricane Dorian: Recovery and Reconstruction

Hurricane Dorian: Recovery and Reconstruction

United Church people have given over $147,000 for church partners working on the ground in affected regions.
A Bahamian flag is tied to a sapling in the foreground. The background includes rubble and overturned cars. Depicts destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian in 2019.
A Bahamian flag flies tied to a sapling amidst the rubble left by Hurricane Dorian in Abaco, the Bahamas.
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AP Photo/Ramon Espinosa
Published on: 
October 31, 2019
Last modified on
December 5, 2019

Hurricane Dorian, a powerful category 5 hurricane, caused devastation in the Bahamas in early September 2019. As of October 31, 2019, the generous people of the United Church have given over $147,000 for church partners working on the ground in affected regions. Thank you for your support!

The Bahamas District of the Methodist Church of the Caribbean and the Americas (a historic regional partner of the United Church) has used these funds to provide grocery “care packages,” water filters, and drinking water to community members out of St. Paul’s Methodist Church in Freeport, Grand Bahama. Certainly they will continue to be a lifeline for Dorian-affected community members.

In a letter of thanks addressed to The United Church of Canada, Bishop Theophilus Rolle (president of the Bahamas, Turks & Caicos Islands Conference of the Methodist Church) wrote:

“The impact of such a mammoth hurricane on our small islands seems an injustice. But the wonderful resilience of our people and the demonstration of love of our neighbours and partners like you serve as a great equalizer. We are therefore encouraged and strengthened as we move forward with our recovery and reconstruction process, confident that our Jehovah Jireh will meet our every need through ways and means that we cannot fathom at this time.”

Although this response is closing, the United Church is still able to receive your gifts to Mission & Service to help partners in Canada and across the world.

For future updates on how your gifts are supporting relief and rebuilding efforts in the Bahamas, check the United Church’s news page regularly and follow the United Church on Facebook and Twitter.

For more information, contact:

Thi Van HoangProgram Coordinator, Sustainable Development and Humanitarian Responsethoang [at] united-church.ca416-231-7680 ext. 2758
1-800-268-3781 ext. 2758

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