CMMB Sends Emergency Relief to Victims of Hurricane Dorian
It’s total devastation. It’s decimated. Apocalyptic. — Lia Head-Rigby
Hurricane Dorian Slammed the Bahamas
Over the Labor Day weekend 2019, Hurricane Dorian battered the northern Bahamas, hurling catastrophic winds of up to 185 miles per hour and dropping more than 2 feet of rain. Dorian is the strongest storm ever to make landfall in the island nation’s history, leaving behind a trail of devastation and destruction.
We sent out a request for help from our amazing community and have been overwhelmed by the response so far. Thanks to the generosity, we have 12 metric tons of relief supplies ready for shipment to the Bahamas! We are working with the Archdiocese of Nassau and other partners on the ground to ensure the relief supplies reach those most in need.
CMMB’s Emergency Response Program Delivers Care and Comfort with Speed and Efficiency
Our emergency response program addresses emergency situations that arise unexpectedly and require immediate action. Working in collaboration with our global networks and partners, we are able to respond quickly to emergencies around the globe in three key areas:
- Sending medicines, health commodities, and medical supplies to trusted local healthcare partners in emergency areas
- Placing volunteers, including medical personnel, to support growing demand in affected areas
- Responding directly to emergency needs through CMMB-supported health facilities and community interventions, focusing on emergency health and nutrition services, water, sanitation and hygiene, child protection, gender-based violence and other areas as needed