Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 hurricane, has struck the islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama in the Bahamas and is anticipated to impact the United States next. Dorian has caused extensive and devastating damage according to initial assessments from authorities and Red Cross officials on the ground.
The full extent of humanitarian needs will continue to emerge in the coming days. The Red Cross is working to coordinate emergency relief efforts and get help to people in affected areas as quickly as possible. Priority for funding humanitarian efforts will be in the Bahamas, but funds may be used for all geographies impacted for relief and recovery activities.
Money raised will enable the Red Cross to provide relief, recovery, and resiliency activities in response to this disaster.