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Oakland Park City officials have announced details for a relief effort to assist The Bahama Islands with their recovery efforts in the aftermath of the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian.
Oakland Park’s efforts involve joint partnerships with United Badges of Honor and the American Red Cross with the active participation of the Kiwanis Club of Oakland Park, according to the City’s Chief of Fire-Rescue Stephen Krivjanik.
The government of the Bahamas has also posted an extensive list of approved, vetted options for disaster relief donations, available at https://www.bahamas.com/relief, as well as a detailed list of the items most urgently needed including: building supplies, cleaning supplies, non-perishable groceries and baby food, home & outdoor supplies, and safety & hygiene items. All bedding materials must be new.
Donated items can be dropped off between the hours of 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. seven days a week at any of Oakland Park’s three Fire-Rescue stations located at:
2100 NW 39th Street
301 NE 38th Street
4721 NW 9th Avenue (Powerline Road)
For monetary donations, the government of The Bahamas approved list of trusted partners includes:
The Bahamas Red Cross Society
National Association of The Bahamas
Atlantis Bahamas Hurricane Dorian Relief Fund
The Caribbean Tourism Organization Hurricane Relief Fund
To learn more about Oakland Park’s Dorian Relief Effort, please call 954-630-4335 or visit the city’s website: www.oaklandparkfl.gov
According to https://www.bahamas.com/relief, items most needed by those affected by Hurricane Dorian include:
• Generators• Extension Cords• Work Gloves• Chainsaws & Chains• Chainsaw Bar Oil• Gas Cans• Duct Tape• Tarps• Hammers & Nails• Battery Operated Fans• Batteries• Flashlights• Bug Spray• Mosquito Nets• Unused Blankets• Cleaning Supplies• Nonperishable Food• Hygiene Products• Baby Supplies• Pet Food• OTC Medical Supplies• Solar Phone Chargers• Phone Battery Packs• Cleaning Products• Trash Bags• Disinfecting Wipes• Sunscreen• Camping Lights (Solar & Battery powered)