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Convoy of Hope Has Not Forgotten the People of the Bahamas

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It’s been two and a half years since Hurricane Dorian swamped the Bahamas. The catastrophic Category 5 hurricane was the worst natural disaster in the island nation’s history. Convoy of Hope continues to help those in need.

“One comment we always get from people there is, ‘You are not giving up on us!’” said Neemias Cortes of Convoy’s International Disaster Services team. “They see so many NGOs in and out, and promises made that never pan out, and they are frustrated. With [Convoy], they see our desire and efforts to provide what we can, and it’s life-changing for them.”

Through the generosity of donors and many businesses like Kohler, Convoy of Hope has equipped local churches in Abaco — the hardest hit island in the Bahamas — with building supplies like drywall, plywood, tubs, sinks, and toilets.

Water fixtures provided by Kohler are distributed by Convoy of Hope in the Bahamas.

“Dorian sat on top of Abaco for 48 hours. Everything was damaged. I was able to go there in March and we could see both Grand Bahama and Abaco. In Abaco, there are still houses totally torn down, debris, and damage. But Grand Bahama has come back to life,” said Cortes.

Convoy of Hope aims to help in the Bahamas as long as there is a need.

“Convoy has not forgotten those in the Bahamas. The pastors that we have equipped there are thankful.”

Convoy is thankful, too, for the generous donors who make our relief efforts possible.

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