Response Updates

Dorian Relief Continues in Long-Term Capacity

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“Everything was gone,” recalled Raquel Fernando, a preschool teacher at Hugh W. Campbell Primary School.

In August 2019, Hurricane Dorian tore through the Bahamas. It was the worst natural disaster in the island nation’s history. The hurricane claimed more than 70 lives and caused an estimated $3.4 billion in damage.

Hurricane Dorian was particularly detrimental to Hugh W. Campbell Primary School.

“It was just walls and concrete on the floor,” Raquel remembered.

“We had six to eight feet of water in some of the classrooms,” Rodney Bethel, the school’s principal added.

Convoy of Hope, in partnership with IRN: The Reuse Network, helped Hugh W. Campbell Primary School get back up and running by meeting one of its most pressing needs: furniture. With new tables and workspaces, students could get back to school, continue learning, and resume a sense of normalcy after the hurricane.

“Convoy of Hope came as a ray of hope for Hugh W. Campbell Primary School,” Rodney stated.

Thanks to our supporters and partners, Convoy of Hope has continued to provide hope for those affected by Hurricane Dorian. Together, we can provide hope in every storm.

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