Bahama's Hurricane Disaster Relief
Date: September – October Dates
Partner: International Medical Relief
Program Cost & Application Fee: $2,100
Estimated Economy Airfare: $1,500
***CURRENT UPDATE*** There is no water, electricity, bathroom facilities, or access to any lodging or other purchases available on the island. You need to be self-sustaining on this trip without exception. You can expect daytime temperatures in the high 80s with 85% humidity and nighttime temperatures in the low 80s.
IMR is arranging private transportation from Florida to Freeport, Bahamas for our volunteers. This is a very fluid situation and the type of transportation may change over time. There will be limited seats available for our volunteers on a first come/first served basis. Medical personnel will have priority.
About International Medical Relief: International Medical Relief (IMR) is a leader in global health and development, working in 57 countries around the world. IMR offers short-term assignments for volunteer medical and dental professionals, as well as students and non-medical volunteers.
About the mission: Hurricane Dorian, a category 5 hurricane, spent 36 hours over the Bahamas with winds up to 185 mph. Torrential rains swamped neighborhoods and left a wake of damage and destruction. IMR has been called to help survivors as medical demands continue to increase in an already-strained system. The team will be responding to communities as requested by the World Health Organization and the local government.
If you are interested in more information or are thinking about applying for this trip, please contact International Medical Relief directly and let them know that you learned about this trip from the Making a Difference Foundation.