Photo: Islands of the Bahamas

While most of our coast was spared from despair caused by Hurricane Dorian, The Bahamas have a long road of recovery and rebuilding.

Here are just a few of the corporations that have pledged money to Hurricane Dorian victims.

  • Bacardi Limited and the Bacardí family committed to donating $1 Million in cash and other assistance to the disaster relief and recovery efforts.
  • Publix Super Markets Charities is making a $250,000 donation to the American Red Cross and United Way.
  • Norwegian Cruise Line committed $1 million for immediate short-term relief aid.
  • Royal Caribbean pledged $1 million in disaster relief aid.
  • Sandals Foundation (the resorts), with the help of the Bahamas Hotel Tourism Association, HeadKnowles and Odyssey Aviation Bahamas, delivered more than 30,000 bottles of water to the Bahamian islands.

    The Sandals Foundation is also pledging to match every dollar donated on  #InternationalDayofCharity (which is Thursday, Sepember 12th).

  • The Coca-Cola Foundation, (the philanthropic arm of the Coca-Cola Company, pledged $400,000 to The Salvation Army to provide immediate resources for emergency food and shelter for people in need on the islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco.
    (The Salvation Army donates 100% of funds donated in a disaster to disaster victims)

    Additionally, The Coca-Cola Company has donated bottles of water, volunteer hours, power generators and other essential items to community centers and hospitals.

  • The Walt Disney Company/Disney Cruise Line committed more than $1 million in cash and in-kind support.

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  • Columbia Sportswear will match any in-store donations at all Columbia retail and outlet stores in the U.S. dollar-for-dollar up to $50,000. All funds will go directly to the 2019 Atlantic Hurricane Season Recovery Fund of the Center for Disaster Philanthropy.
  • Food Lion will donate 100 percent of all funds raised through September 20, 2019, to support American Red Cross Disaster Relief.
  • The Southeastern Grocers Gives Foundation (BI-LO, Fresco y Más, Harveys Supermarket and Winn-Dixie) is conducting a register campaign to encourage customers to donate to the American Red Cross while checking out.

In addition to The American Red Cross and the Salvation ArmyAmericaresMercy Corps, and the National Association of the Bahamas are accepting donations as well.

The Humane Society is asking for monetary gifts for the Emergency Animal Rescue Fund (You can donate here) and the ASPCA is trying to transport nearly 200 animals without homes to safe shelters. You can donate to the ASPCA here.

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Jessica Szilagyi
Jessica Szilagyi is a Statewide Contributor for AllOnGeorgia.com. She focuses primarily on state and local politics as well as agricultural news. She has a background in Political Science, with a focus in local government, and has a Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia. She's a "Like It Or Not" contributor for Fox5 in Atlanta and has two blogs of her own: The Perspicacious Conservative and "Hair Blowers to Lawn Mowers."

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