The Government and people of the Islands of The Bahamas are appreciative of all the inquiries, concerns and generous support we have received thus far in the wake of Hurricane Matthew.

Hurricane Matthew has left a devastating blow to some of our beautiful islands, in particular Grand Bahama and Andros and to a lesser degree Nassau. While hundreds of homes have been destroyed and our landscape damaged, we are grateful to God, that there has been no loss of life. The spirit and resolve of our people remains strong, as we begin to rebuild those areas that were impacted.

We have received numerous communications from private persons as well as corporate business houses asking how one can render help to those individuals who were affected by the storm.

This page has been established as a resource center to help aide those in need. We will continue to update this page with the most relevant information needed so we can continue to provide the necessary assistance to persons and business houses who are willing to lend a helping hand.

Important Relief Documents To Donate Goods

(All items MUST be sent c/o NEMA):


Duty Free Items Declaration Form | Form to bring in supplies (C13) | Declaration Of Value (C43) | Family Island Administrator Contacts for affected Islands  | Accompanied Baggage Declaration Form (C17) | Unaccompanied Baggage Declaration Form (C18)

If you are interested in providing monetary donations please use one of the options below:

Red Cross USD Wire Instructions | Atlantis Relief Fund For The Bahamas Red Cross | Sandals Foundation

Location To Drop Off Supplies in South Florida:

Attn: Shawn Smith
Twin EX
1905 NW 51 Street
Hangar 43A
Ft. Lauderdale, FL 33309
Tel: 954-251-4090
M-F (9:00 am - 5:00 pm)

1300 Eller Drive 
Fort Lauderdale, Fl 33316

Bahamian Connection Restaurant
4490 NW 2nd Ave
Miami, Fl 33127

Atlantic Aviation Services
2240 SE Witham Field Drive
Stuart, Fl

What We Need

Here is a list of items that are needed by those affected by Hurricane Matthew:

*Although it is appreciated we are unable to accept used clothes or old mattresses.

  1. Building Supplies (roofing materials, shingles, tar paper, drip caps, nails, plywood, lumber, etc.)
  2. Plastic Sheeting Rolls/Tarpaulin (various sizes)
  3. Sheet rock
  4. Water
  5. Canned goods
  6. Meals Ready to Eat (MRE's)
  7. Hygiene Kits
  8. Monetary donations
  9. First Aid Kits
  10. Plastic Trash Bags
  11. Mosquito repellent
  12. Bleach
  13. Chlorine tablets
  14. Non-perishable dry goods
  15. Clean up supplies (mop, bucket, towels & towlettes)
  16. Blankets
  17. Water Containers
  18. Chain Saws
  19. Generators
  20. Mattresses (single or double)
  21. Pillows
  22. Sheet sets
  23. Household cleaning kits
  24. Pampers
  25. Baby wipes
  26. Baby juice
  27. Baby food
  28. Cereal
  29. Lysol
  30. Disinfectant
  31. Flashlights

Goods specifically for Grand Bahama's Children's Home:

  1. Generators
  2. Baby Pampers
  3. Baby Pull Ups
  4. Baby Wipes
  5. Cereal
  6. Juice Junior
  7. Cleaning Supplies (disinfectant, lysol, bleach)
  8. Flashlights
  9. Batteries
  10. Lanterns