• Your Convoy of Care donations start to arrive in storm-ravaged Bahamas

    By: Mark Winne

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    NASSAU - Your donations to our most recent Convoy of Care drive arrived in the Bahamas Friday to help victims of Hurricane Dorian.

    Once again, Channel 2 Action News viewers showed up Wednesday and Thursday to donate much-needed relief items like toiletries, first-aid and cleaning supplies, nonperishable food items and more to help those impacted by the hurricane.

    On Friday, Channel 2's Mark Winne flew with a Delta cargo plane carrying six truckloads of supplies from Atlanta to Nassau.

    Half of the supplies from the convoy will be distributed to shelters in Nassau and the other half will go to Freeport.

    Dorian hit the Bahamas as a devastating Category 5 storm on Sept. 1. At least 50 people have been confirmed dead and 1,300 people are still missing.


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    Winne talked to one woman who said she had just evacuated from Freeport and was taking it day byday.

    "We were hit really hard. We had about 8 to 10 feet of water in our home, and we had to evacuate with water up to our stomachs," she said. "(We need) everything. And support is the most thing I could really ask for."

    "What gives you the strength?" Winne asked.

    "My son," she answered.

    Gregory Miller is a high-ranking Masonic official who worked with members of the National Organization of Black Law Enforcement and Caring for Others to help get supplies to the Bahamas.

    "I'm glad we've been able to care for each other," Miller said. "We're happy that humanity has come together to help the affected residents at this time in the Bahamas."

    Another developing tropical system, Humberto, could bring more wind and rain to the already-ravaged islands. 

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