On September 1st, Category 5 Hurricane Dorian tore into the islands of the northern Bahamas with 185-mph sustained winds.  Today, parts of the island nation are still in ruins, thousands of people remain displaced and rebuilding has only just begun.
 
Just as Rotarians around the globe sent support to the Houston area after Hurricane Harvey in August 2017, our Rotary District 5890 Rotarians are going to help the Bahamas.  Medical care is desperately needed, and we are shipping three forty foot Medical Clinics to the Bahamas thanks to Texas A&M BUILD, and Medical Bridges.  One will be a Dental Clinic, and another will be a Medical Clinic.  The third mobile unit will be a Surgical Clinic, and when the American College of Surgeons heard about our project, they offered to donate surgical equipment and supplies.  Also, Medical Bridges is donating around $200,000 of medical equipment and supplies for all three clinics.
District 5890 will pay the transportation charges to the Bahamas at a cost of around $21,000, and D5890 Rotary clubs have donated a total of $16,000.  We need another $5,000 so the
clinics can be shipped via ocean freight.  If anyone would like to contribute, please contact District Governor Gary Gillen.
 
Texas Aggie Medical Clinics, valued at $50,000 each without any medical equipment, are 40 foot long shipping containers that are converted into fully functional medical clinics. They are outfitted with key essentials such as lighting, electrical outlets, plumbing, flooring, cabinets, air conditioning, and wall-mounted fans, and are powered by diesel generators. These supplies are donated in-kind or acquired at discounted rates.
 
HOW TO MAKE A CONTRIBUTION:
You can make a contribution to "Rotary District 5890 Charities, Inc.", which is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and add "BAHAMAS RELIEF" in the memo section.  Mail to:  Rotary District 5890 Charities, Inc. C/O Jackie Barmore, 3525 Preston Avenue, Pasadena, TX 77505.  Any amount is appreciated!