Bahamas Hurricane Disaster Response
Stats and Progress
$65,895 / $100,000Money Raised (USD)
$34,105Remaining to Goal
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Waves For Water is mobilizing an urgent clean water disaster relief initiative in response Hurricane Dorian, the strongest Atlantic hurricane to make landfall on record.
At this point, no one knows the full extent of the damage because the storm is stilling hovering over the Caribbean. The Category 5 storm, which smashed into northern Bahamas on Sunday, September 1st, hit the islands with initial winds in excess of 185 mph and gusts up to 220 mph. We fear the damage will be on par with or greater than any of the mega-disasters we’ve witnessed and responded to previously. To put things into perspective, Super-Storm Sandy had 90+ mph winds.
Our initial goal, as with any relief initiative, is to mitigate suffering by providing victims with access to safe water through the strategic implementation of water filtration systems, crucial in preventing the spread of waterborne illnesses. Our goal is to get as many clean water filtration systems on the ground as possible. This will all depend on the support that follows our initial launch this coming week. Then, after we put boots on the ground and establish our local networks, we intend to implement long-term programs that can be managed and built-upon at the local level.
Your help and encouragement on this is greatly appreciated. Thank you and stay tuned for updates from the field.
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The funds raised through this program will go directly towards the implementation of water filtration systems, the construction or repair of bore-hole wells, and/or rainwater harvesting systems.
In addition, you can create a personal fundraiser page. 100% of the funds raised through your fundraiser will go towards the specific Waves For Water program that you select when creating your fundraiser.