DELAWARE COUNTY, Pa. (CBS) — Native assistance is on the way in which for Hurricane Dorian survivors. Delaware County residents have responded overwhelmingly to the necessity for provides within the Bahamas. A great deal of primary requirements have been donated and can quickly be heading for these most in want.
It’s all palms on deck in Delaware County with the Fraternal Order of Police stepping as much as assist Bahamian victims of Hurricane Dorian. Two vans stuffed with meals and provides donated by Delaware County residents will quickly be on their technique to the Bahamas.
The islands had been devastated by the storm that lingered for days, claiming at least 50 lives and destroying large quantities of houses and property.
“Over the past week, we’ve been gathering provides for Hurricane Dorian reduction. Our preliminary plan was to go down south and to assist our brothers and sisters within the south if the storm hit,” mentioned Chris Eiserman with the Delaware County FOP. “However since that didn’t occur, we determined to relocate and we’re gonna assist the individuals within the Bahamas.”
“Delaware County has an open coronary heart and so they’ve all the time proven kindness and generosity, and at this time was no totally different,” Delaware County District Legal professional Katayoun Copeland mentioned.
Fundamental requirements can be shipped to these in essentially the most dire want.
“We have now about 18 pallets of donations, which entails water, Gatorade, snacks, toiletries, pillows, sheets,” Eiserman mentioned.
Logistics surrounding when the cargo will arrive on the Freeport Port are nonetheless being labored out. It make take a couple of weeks to get the entire provides there.
Whether or not it’s days or even weeks, the necessity is and can proceed to be nice as hurricane victims slowly attempt to put their lives again…