As World Renew works to respond to the catastrophic damage caused by Hurricane Dorian in the northern Bahamas, residents of the island country breathed a sigh of relief as they dodged further impact from Tropical Storm Humberto last week.

Recent reports state that Dorian resulted in at least 50 deaths in the Bahamas, with 1,300 people still missing.

World Renew is responding in the Bahamas by supporting local recovery organizations and working with international partners to meet people’s most urgent as well as long-term needs. Your gifts to World Renew in support of Hurricane Dorian relief in the Bahamas will support disaster response by our partners who are already on the ground assessing the damage.

World Renew Disaster Response Services (DRS) Director Bob Laarman said, “This is a complex and challenging situation, and it is taking time to coordinate the response – a short, a medium and a long-term response. World Renew is looking at the longer-term possibilities. The level of funding we receive will, in large part, determine the extent of our plans in future.”

In the U.S., North and South Carolina residents were affected by a Dorian as a weaker Category 2 storm, with flooding doing the most damage on Okracoke Island where 200 residents were in temporary shelters and 45,000 lost power. World Renew regional disaster managers living in South Carolina are coordinating with local officials and organizations that report that wind damage and flooding there are being handled by local resources. In North Carolina, tornadoes that formed along the east rim of the hurricane damaged several communities.

In Eastern Canada, Dorian’s Category 1 wind and rain blew down trees, blocked roads, and caused power outages for 400,000 residents in Nova Scotia. World Renew regional disaster managers in eastern Canada are connecting with response leaders to determine the need for World Renew services there.

To donate to World Renew’s response to Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas, the U.S., and Canada, please click the “Donate” button at the top of this page. Your gift will be used to assist those most in need of help after Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas and along the East Coast of North America.

For more information on how financial donations help people in need, rather than food and clothing, see here

You can also give by credit card by calling 800-552-7972 in the U.S. or 888-WRLD-RNW in Canada, or by mailing your check to: –

World Renew US
1700 28th St SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49508


World Renew Canada
3475 Mainway
Burlington, ON L7R 3Y8


Photo Credit: South Carolina National Guard, Sept 6, 2019