The death toll in the Bahamas continues to rise as crews go door to door through the rubble in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.
Photo: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images
Photo: Jose Jimenez/Getty Images

Fulton chairman seeks donations for Dorian-ravaged islands of Bahamas

Fulton County Commission Chairman Robb Pitts is asking people to donate goods to those in the Bahamas who were affected by Hurricane Dorian.

The county government Facebook page said Monday that donations would go to those “who lost everything” two weeks ago after the Category 5 storm ripped through two islands of the Bahamas. The death toll remains around 50 people.

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As often happens when a storm hits, the country now faces a crisis of lost business when it needs money most. People canceled trips to the popular island nation, which depends on tourism. Now, the archipelago says it needs people to visit the many other islands that aren’t the two that were affected by the deadly storm, Abaco and Grand Bahama.

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Well-known Atlantans including Arthur Blank, Ludacris and Tyler Perry gave money and help to the islands.

Fulton said acceptable items include canned food, toiletries/hand sanitizer, diapers and baby supplies, first aid items and cleaning supplies.

Donation barrels are available at the following Fulton government facilities: 

Fulton County Government Center, Atrium, 141 Pryor St. SW in Atlanta 

North Fulton Service Center, 7741 Roswell Road NE in Sandy Springs 

South Fulton Service Center, 5600 Stonewall Tell Road in College Park 

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The supplies will be going to victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.

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