Bahamas Relief Drive This Weekend in Palm Beach County

PALM BEACH – Palm Beach County is teaming up with Tropical Shipping and Carnival Cruise Lines to collect emergency supplies this weekend for residents of The Bahamas in the wake of Hurricane Dorian. This relief effort has been sanctioned by the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) of the Government of The Bahamas

Donations will be accepted from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, September 7 and 8, at the following locations in Palm Beach County:

Lake Lytal Community Park, 3645 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach

Governor Lawton Chiles Park, 6541 Morikami Park Road, Delray Beach

Midwestern Communities Service Center, 200 Civic Center Way, RPB

Gardens Branch Library, 11303 Campus Drive, Palm Beach Gardens

Belle Glade Branch Library, 530 S. Main Street, Belle Glade

Loula V. York Branch Library, 525 Bacom Point Road, Pahokee

NEMA-approved donated food and supplies list:

Items Comment
Ready-To-Eat Meals  
Cots adult size
Hygiene Kits disposable diapers (all sizes), baby wipes, sanitary napkins, deodorant, toothbrushes, toothpaste, soap, toilet paper, adult diapers, hand sanitizer
Bottled Water cases
Non-Perishable Food Items canned fish, canned meats, canned pureed veg, peanut butter, jars of baby food, powdered milk, baby formula
Disposable Cutlery pre-packed cutlery, cups, plates
Water Bladders size: 2,500 gallons
Reusable Water Containers size: 3 gallons
First Aid Items sterile bandages/gauze (all sizes), tape
Portable Generators 15KW – 25KW
Chain Saws  
Plastic Tarpaulin  
Debris Removal Tools shovels, rakes, axes, wheelbarrows
Portable Single and Double Burner Stoves  
Portable Outdoor Lamps/Lights battery-operated
Water Purification Kits Brita water filters and purification tablets
Flashlights wind-up and battery-operated
Blankets and Towels  
Insect Repellent spray, bracelets
Portable Radios wind-up and battery-operated
Batteries D, AA
Portable Bathroom  
Cleaning Supplies bleach, brooms, mops, Pine-Sol, garbage bags
Life Jackets and Ponchos adult and child size


No cash donations. Monetary donations may be made through the United Way of Palm Beach County:


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