ORANGE PARK – The Orange Park Mall will be spearheading relief efforts for the residents of The Bahamas, where various islands have been hit hard by Hurricane Dorian’s devastating strength. While …
ORANGE PARK – The Orange Park Mall will be spearheading relief efforts for the residents of The Bahamas, where various islands have been hit hard by Hurricane Dorian’s devastating strength. While we feel extremely fortunate that the path of Hurricane Dorian spared the majority of our state, the devastation felt by our friends in the Bahamas will impact that area for years to come. We continue to pray for the well-being of our neighbors in The Bahamas, and would like to move quickly with relief efforts. We are working to partner with a larger organization, but are counting on our community’s generosity, which has been an anchor for many during crises facing other parts of our state.
While we continue to organize a plan, we will continue to accept donations from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Mall Management Office for critical supplies requested by Bahamian government officials. Please limit donations to items requested by the government of The Bahamas. They include, but are not limited to:
Water, non-perishable foods. Hygiene kits like tissue, toothpaste, tooth brushes, towels and sanitary napkins; cleaning supplies like bleach, mops, brooms, garbage bags, sponges, clothes pins and disinfectants; baby formula, bottles, diapers and supplies; beds, cots and blankets; flashlights, batteries and generators; mosquito repellent (DEET-free); cooking utensils, disposable plates and eating utensils; first aid kits with bandages, gauze and tape); and, power banks, solar-powered chargers and portable radios (battery or crank).
Orange Park Mall will also organize “Cards for Kids,” where children can write letters of hope and positivity to kids in the Bahamas. These can also be dropped in the Mall Management Office, located just inside the food court to the right. Thank you in advance for your generosity.