Can anyone recommend good orgs to donate to for Bahamas hurricane recovery? Strong preference for local groups and recommendations from people who live there or lived there recently.

Following up on the Bahamas hurricane relief thread: this is the best resource anyone sent:

I have reservations about some of the funds (Red Cross often screw up horrendously; I don't know enough about the govt to give directly to them; ones run by cruise lines feel weird), but donated to the two that made the most sense to me:

A US-based expats supporting the old country org
The pan-Caribbean tourist assoc's relief fund:

@imani One of the few things I miss from :birdsite: is that it's reach was so huge that I could always get good advice on this sort of thing. Let's see if that's true here yet....

@eldang Not local, but we alway consider Doctors Without Borders for recovery donations.

PB from @vector: I very much agree with this, but I also know that I will forget to follow up so I want to do something while it's at the front of my mind. After that hurricane hit Houston a couple of years ago we mostly donated $ to food banks, and that's the sort of model I want to follow here.


Here is #DirectAid for #TheBahamas

"The Government and people of the Islands of The Bahamas appreciate the outpouring of concern and offers of generous support in the wake of the hurricane. The best way to support the relief and recovery effort is through a monetary contribution to one of our trusted partners or a donation of specific goods identified at the bottom of this page."

@raye I forgot to thank you for this yesterday. It's the best source I've seen so far, so I think it's what I'll use.

@eldang no problem, you are welcome. It's been the most-direct resource source I've seen too.

@eldang I ended up donating through my company's Foundation, which was giving to a mix of charities. They were doing 150% matching, so that seemed like the best choice for me.

@imani Oh! That's very cool. I would definitely have taken advantage of that if I'd had the option.

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