On September 1st, 2019, Hurricane Dorian devastated the Abaco islands in the Bahamas. A small team from Black 6 traveled in December to Marsh Harbour to conduct a needs assessment survey. This would allow Black 6 to efficiently plan and gather the necessary resources needed to address the problems the community affected by Hurricane Dorian.
What the team saw was devastating. Cars remain flipped, crushed and over bushes or homes. Hundreds of families remain in shelters in tents or take in local churches. After 4 months, a lot still remains to be done.
Many of the population consists of Haitian immigrants and many that were killed or remain missing resided in the shantytown called the “Mudd”. With a majority of the immigrants being undocumented in the Bahamas, it’s been difficult for authorities to confirm the amount killed by the hurricane.
Black 6 is currently planning a return trip to bring volunteers and donations in February. If you would like to help, you can help by:
–Volunteering– Please fill out the form to become a volunteer for our trip in February. Currently, the time frame is to be determined. Stay tuned for further information
–Donate– monetary donations are the most flexible form of donations we can get and help us purchased different types of supplies.