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Posted on: September 6, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Bahamas Relief Drive This Weekend


For immediate release:                                      September 5, 2019

For more information:                                        Public Affairs, 355-2754

Bahamas Relief Drive This Weekend

Palm Beach County is teaming up with Tropical Shipping and Carnival Cruise Lines to collect emergency supplies this weekend for residents of The Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. This relief effort has been sanctioned by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of the Government of The Bahamas.

Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, at the following locations in Palm Beach County:

Lake Lytal Community Park, 3645 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

Governor Lawton Chiles Park, 6541 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach

Midwestern Communities Service Center, 200 Civic Center Way, RPB

Gardens Branch Library, 11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens

Belle Glade Branch Library, 530 S. Main Street, Belle Glade

Loula V. York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee

NEMA-approved donated food and supplies list:



Ready-To-Eat Meals



adult size

Hygiene Kits

disposable diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, sanitary napkins, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, adult diapers, hand sanitizer

Bottled Water


Non-Perishable Food Items

canned fish, canned meats, canned pureed veg, peanut butter, jars of baby food, powdered milk, baby formula

Disposable Cutlery

pre-packed cutlery, cups, plates

Water Bladders

size: 2,500 gallons

Reusable Water Containers

size: 3 gallons

First Aid Items

sterile bandages/gauze (all sizes), tape

Portable Generators

15KW – 25KW

Chain Saws

Plastic Tarpaulin

Debris Removal Tools

shovels, rakes, axes, wheel barrows

Portable Single and Double Burner Stoves

Portable Outdoor Lamps/Lights


Water Purification Kits

Brita water filters and purification tablets


wind-up and battery-operated

Blankets and Towels

Insect Repellent

spray, bracelets

Portable Radios

wind-up and battery-operated



Portable Bathroom

Cleaning Supplies

bleach, brooms, mops, Pine-Sol, garbage bags

Life Jackets and Ponchos

adult and child size


No cash donations please. Monetary donations may be made through the United Way of Palm Beach County: 

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