Dorian is a hurricane we’ll never forget. Hurricane Dorian ripped through the Bahamas leaving thousands of people homeless and hopeless. If you were following social media during the storm the photos of homes utterly destroyed and videos of people trapped in buildings crying for help made those of us who were tucked away in our warm beds feel, helpless.
As a Bahamian living abroad my heart bleeds for my people as they sat through, while others died in, a storm that has never been seen before. But, Bahimans are resilient. We are God-fearing people and we truly believe in the power of prayer. Bahamians and people all over the world joined in an prayed for stubborn Dorian to leave and it is my belief, that it was because of prayer the storm left before the meteorologists had suggested it would.
Although The Bahamas has lost much, I truly believe that we shall smile again. While skies may be sunny now there are many families that are displaced and distraught as they attempt to piece their lives together and locate loved ones. In times like these, it is important for those affected to know that there are people who truly care. There are many reputable organizations that have begun to raise money and collect items for the those affected and we teamed up with a collective body, Bahamas Relief, consisting of Miami Dade Parks and others to bring assistance to those in need. I would also like to personally thank our partners who decided to join us by sending cases of water to those affected.
We may not all look the same, love the same or worship the same but one thing is certain we all know what pain feels like and we all know love and now more than ever, Bahamians need to know that they are all loved!