• After Dorian: Here's how you can help Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas

    By: Jason Kelly , Deanna Allbrittin


    ORLANDO, Fla. - Hurricane Dorian ravaged parts of the Bahamas, leaving at least 20 people dead and thousands more without water, shelter or power.

    Central Florida residents have organized efforts to provide relief to those affected by the storm.

    Watch Channel 9 anchor Martie Salt and Jeff Hayward, of the Heart of Florida United Way, discuss how viewers can best help storm victims below, and scroll down for a list of fundraisers and supply drives:

    Click here for a list of organizations accepting donations.

    Air Unlimited is focusing on sending the following donations that meet the most critical needs first, which is a list provided to Rep. Plakon's office from the Bahamian government: Non-perishable foods, lightweight non-perishable high protein food items (MRI's), medical supplies; bandaids of all sizes, rubbing alcohol, ace bandages, personal sanitary items; soap, shampoo, toothbrushes, toothpaste, diapers & baby wipes, water, water tablets, dog & cat food, tarps, solar lights, flashlights, batteries, blankets & pillows.

    There's also a need for aircraft, pilots, fuel and medical professionals. To volunteer, call the Abaco Relief Hotline at 407-497-1138. 

    The typical cost of a flight is between $250-1000 per trip. To donate, click here.

    Stranded Floridians can also call the hotline or email abacorelief2019@gmail.com. Rep. Plakon's office has received clearance for private flights taking donations through Air Unlimited to bring back U.S. citizens.

    Heart of Florida United Way fundraiser

    Heart of Florida United Way said it has organized a fund to which people can donate. Click here for details.

    Read: Looking to help? United Way collects funds for Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas


    State Rep. Anna Eskamani and state Sen. Randolph Bracy supply drive

    State. Rep. Anna Eskamani and state Sen. Randolph Bracy said they are hosting a supply drive at their respective offices.

    Eskamani's office
    1507 E. Concord St.
    Orlando, FL 32803
    Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Bracy's office
    6965 Piazza Grande Ave.
    Suite 211 Orlando, FL 32835
    Monday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
    Tuesday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    Click here for details, and see a list of needed items below:

    Read: Hurricane Dorian: How to help those affected by Dorian


    State Rep. Randy Fine supply drive

    State Rep. Randy Fine said he has arranged a private plane to fly supplies to the island Saturday.

    He said he will collect supplies at his office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday. The address and the needed items are listed below:

    2539 Palm Bay Road Northeast
    Palm Bay, FL 32905

    Click here for other drop-off locations in Brevard County.


    Rock Hard Fitness supply drive

    Rock Hard Fitness in Baldwin Park said it will set up a donation box outside the gym. See a list of needed items below:

    Oviedo Mall supply drive

    Donations are being accepted at the Oviedo Mall management office through Sept. 13.

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