A ‘Convoy of Care’ will carry critical supplies from Atlanta to victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
The Atlanta Journal-Constitution is teaming up with WSB-TV, 95.5 WSB, B98.5, KISS 104.1 and 97.1 The River to collect needed items from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday, Sept. 11-12.
The TV station, newspaper and radio stations, all owned by Atlanta-based Cox Media Group, are partnering with Caring For Others, Inc., an international human services organization based in Atlanta.
Needed items include unopened boxes of diapers and personal care items, first aid, household cleaning supplies, water filters and water purification tablets and non-perishable food items.
Donations may be made at the following locations:
- WSB Studios, 1601 West Peachtree Street NE, Atlanta, GA 30309.
- Caring for Others warehouse on 3537 Browns Mill Road, Atlanta 30354
- Woodstock First Baptist Church
- Georgia State Stadium, 755 Hank Aaron Drive SE, Atlanta
“When severe weather ravages a community, especially one many Atlantans know so well, everyone is motivated to help,” said Suzanne Nadell, WSB-TV News Director. “The Bahamas need help and support and our viewers, listeners and readers are eager to donate.”
Dorian was one of the most powerful storms ever recorded with winds over 200 mph when it hovered near the Bahamas from Sept. 1-3. At least 50 people were killed and 70,000 are in need of food and shelter.
Officials say you can also help by booking a vacation to the 26 islands in the Bahamas that were not impacted by Hurricane Dorian.
"If you have a vacation planned, don’t cancel, unless it was planned to Abaco or Grand Bahamas. Don’t cancel ... we need the support of our economic engine which is tourism," said Astra Armbrister-Rolle, with Bahamas Consulate General Atlanta.