Birmingham benefit concert honors victims of Hurricane Dorian

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BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) — Hurricane Dorian has smashed into the islands of the Bahamas with devastating winds of 185 miles per hour, leaving tremendous damage in its wake.

Early reports indicate that there have been significant structural damages to homes and businesses.

“We are all waiting with a mixture of hope and fear for news from the Bahamas,” said Pauline Ford Caesar, founder of Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization. “We know there will be great devastation, but we are praying that lives will have been spared.”

Central Alabama Caribbean American Organization (CACAO), in cooperation with SunSplash Entertainment and Birmingham (Bham) Island Jamz, are joining forces and working collaboratively with the Bahamas Consulate in Atlanta to share information and solicit donations on behalf of our neighbors in the storm-stricken area.

On Thursday, SunSplash Entertainment will be hosting reggae musician Capleton at the Saturn in Avondale which, given the level of destruction, has now taken on a dual purpose and will be collecting donations on behalf of the people of the Bahamas. A donation table will be available onsite where attendees will have the opportunity to make a donation before and after the show.

Bham Island Jamz 99.9 The Plug FM Radio will also be using their show and Facebook page to share information and solicit donations on behalf of the people of the Bahamas.

Donations can also be made via PayPal at the CACAO website www.cacaoonline.org or by contacting the Bahamas Atlanta Consulate 404-214-0492 or info@bahconga.com.

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