ALABASTER, Ala (WIAT) — Hatching Hope, a local non-profit, is getting their disaster relief kits ready to send to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian left destruction.
Their disaster kits are made for residents, children, babies, and pets. Each box has personal items based on who it’s going to. Those items include an air mattress, blanket, diapers, baby wipes, dog food, coloring books, and more.
Jessica Siniard with Hatching Hope said if you’re interested in donating items, they could use more cleaning supplies and diapers. They’ll be shipping off the boxes next week to Tampa to their contacts who will then make sure it gets distributed to the people in the Bahamas.
Hatching Hope is also partnering with a local orphanage in the Bahamas and providing relief to those children.
Siniard said they’ve been watching the hurricane closely and the pictures of the aftermath proved to them that the Bahamas definitely could use all the help.
“It’s devastating. It’s hard to look at and hard to watch. Working in disaster relief, it never gets easier to see a disaster and it hits close to home because our director and founder has family in Nassau. Luckily her family wasn’t affected directly but of course living in the Bahamas it’s a huge loss to them,” said Siniard.
To give back to Hatching hope, you can make a monetary donation here.