We are now mobilizing to support the Bahamas and any other areas that will be affected by the storm, including possibly Florida and the east coast of the U.S. Due to our area being the closest to the Bahamas, we were contacted by Global Empowerment Mission and they have three warehouses in SE Florida that will accept direct donations or will also accept shipments, including shipments from Amazon, Home Depot and other retailers. If you are shipping, use the Miami address of 340 NE 59 Terrace, Miami, FL 33137 as the other warehouses ship to that location. It is ok to drop off at the other two locations. RIGHT NOW, they do not need water or clothes. What they need are the following:Generators, chainsaws, NON-PERISHABLE food, diapers & baby wipes, formula, baby bottles, Pedialyte, sanitary/hygiene products, cleaning supplies, tents, tarps, flashlights, batteries, medical gloves, masks, bug repellent, masks and life jackets, pain relievers for children and adults
Donations are always best, which can be sent to www.globalempowermentmission.org. As we are advised on volunteer help needed at the collection centers, we will let you know.
If you would like to bring donations to my office located at 1692 Jefferson Avenue in South Beach, our CBCore (Coldwell Banker Culture of Real Estate, our group representing our African American Associates and Community ) group in each office will be volunteering and working with volunteers to get the donations over to the various collection sites. Bring your donations to the office and your manager will contact the member of the CBCore group in your office who will coordinate transportation for your items.
It is a time for gratitude for us in the SE Florida region as well as remembering and supporting our associates who have family and friends in the Bahamas, as well as all of the people affected by this devastating storm. Please remain cautious and do what you can for each other and those