Disaster struck the islands of the Bahamas with hurricane Dorian. We believe our neighbors need our help. A group of us from across Palm Beach County decided to do something together to help. We are Palm Beach County Cares.
Many people lost everything. Many desperately need supplies, food, and more. And the families coming to Palm Beach County will need help here too. We are a growing group of citizens, Democrats and Republicans, business owners, and concerned citizens of Palm Beach County, all coming together to help The Bahamas through the rescue, restocking, and recovery. With a groundswell of support, Palm Beach County Cares has taken a strong stand for our Bahamas Neighbors.
No person is an island. We believe we must help each other cope when disaster strikes. We are a unifying force for good. Bahamians need a disaster recovery plan. Thank you for joining hands with us to do just that. Every gift counts. Every item makes a difference to those who have lost or left behind everything. Please do what you can and DONATE today.
Thank you Palm Beach County!
Volunteers at the PBCC Warehouse came by the family, basketball team, church, company, with friends or solo to sort, stack, pack and box donations.
The Result? 300 Pallets of Supplies!
We recommend Gulfstream Goodwill as a great group to make use of your supplies and donations. They are supporting Bahamians in Palm Beach County with vouchers to shop at their stores.
For More Info: https://www.gulfstreamgoodwill.org/
We recommend CROS Ministries as a great group to make use of your food dnations. CROS feeds the hungry at pantries across the county.
For More Info: https://www.crosministries.org/
OUR RESCUE STRATEGY TO REACH SMALL ISLANDS IS TO STOCK SMALL JETS & PLANES AND GET THEM INTO THE REMOTE ISLANDS BEING OVERLOOKED. HERE IS AN EXAMPLE OF OUR RECENT SUCCESS WITH THIS APPROACH>>
Aileen Josephs couldn't sleep upset over the agony in the Bahamas. Tuesday morning, September 10th, she and her husband Dr. Mitchell Josephs agreed to shop for $1,000 worth of over the counter medical needs items on our Doctor's wish list. Next Aileen delivered these to the Signature Private Jetport, and thanks to the Falwell family, the materials arrived to the Samaritan's Purse Tent Hospital at Treasure Cay, Abaco Island the NEXT day. Mission Accomplished.
The supplies being requested by our Boots on the Ground partners and carefully vetted by 2 relief organizations
We have reactivated the Palm Beach County Cares team for the catastrophic need in the Bahamas. Co-founded by Port Commissioner Katherine Waldron, and Ambassador Robin Bernstein, we are a bipartisan collaborative of citizens who care. Bahamas Co-Chairs are Katherine Waldron, Maria Marino, Jeff Hmara, and Tracy Caruso.
"It has really been an incredible effort. Hope is real, thanks to these Cruise Ship Companies, the Port of Palm Beach, and all the 300 first responders and volunteers." - Port Comm. Katherine Waldron
Carnival Corporation Partners with Tropical Shipping to Collect and Ship Donations to The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency
Watch this Rescue Mission video, a beautiful signal of hope to the Bahamians. 500 first responders, 300 tons of supplies ARRIVED Saturday, September 8th, and RETURNED to Port of Palm Beach with 1,100 evacuees safely. Thank you Paradise Cruise Lines, Port of Palm Beach, Palm Beach County, one and all donors, hundreds of volunteers, and our PBCC leader Katherine Waldron.
Start your own collection or donate bulk items from the needed supplies list. We welcome all, thank you. Please email us to schedule and arrange Drop Offs or Pick Ups.
In Kind donations and Sponsors welcome. Tax deductible gifts are appreciated and donation receipt will be supplied by our fiscal agent nonprofit partner, Jupiter Children's Foundation