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Join mission Care Force to help Hurricane Dorian survivors in Bahamas

Trinity Air Ambulance continues to deliver Care Force aid

PEMBROKE PARK, Fla. – Trinity Air Ambulance continued to deliver Care Force team's aid on Friday to the Bahamas' Treasure Cay International Airport in Grand Abaco island. 

Broward Health President Gino Santorio had a message of hope for the Bahamians who are suffering after Hurricane Dorian.

"You are family and friends to us," Santorio said. "As your neighbors, we will not be quitting on you any time in the near future, so hang in there." 

With homes, schools and businesses destroyed, Bahamians are running out of food and water. Desperate to evacuate, they sat at the airport. Some were in mourning. At least 30 people died and hundreds vanished. 

Franklin Ferguson was sitting under the sun waiting to evacuate. He said his 33-year-old son drowned during the storm. 

Santorio asked those wishing to help to donate to the Browardhealthfoundation.org.

Sept. 5th mission 

Here is where you can drop off your donations:

Broward County

Nautical Ventures had set up relief efforts at its Dania Beach location, but is no longer accepting donations as that location has become overwhelmed with supplies.

For now, people in the area are asked to drop off their donations at BSO Fire Station 1 at 116 W. Dania Beach Blvd. in Dania Beach, or at National Marine Suppliers at 2800 SW Second Ave. in Fort Lauderdale. 

The marine superstore has a flotilla of boats that will deliver all donated goods to the Bahamas.

Among the items needed are non-perishable foods, water, baby formula, pet food, flashlights, cleaning supplies, blankets, clothes and shipping supplies.

Monetary donations can also be made via its GoFundMe page

Miami-Dade County

Christ Episcopal Church in Coconut Grove is also collecting donations until 8 p.m. Tuesday and reopening at 9 a.m. Wednesday.  

Viewers are being asked to bring non-perishable foods, hygiene kits, baby formula, flashlights, batteries, mosquito repellent, first aid supplies, sunscreen and pet food.

Christ Episcopal Church is located at 3481 Hibiscus St.

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About the Authors:

Roy Ramos

Roy Ramos joined the Local 10 News team in 2018. Roy is a South Florida native who grew up in Florida City. He attended Christopher Columbus High School, Homestead Senior High School and graduated from St. Thomas University.

Janine Stanwood

Janine Stanwood joined Local 10 News in February 2004 as an assignment editor. She is now a general assignment reporter. Before moving to South Florida from her Washington home, Janine was the senior legislative correspondent for a United States senator on Capitol Hill.

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