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Florida man spends $50,000 on 100 generators and other supplies for Hurricane Dorian survivors

A Florida man spent $45,000 for 100 power generators for survivors of Hurricane Dorian which devastated The Bahamas last week.

The man, who wished to remain anonymous, also bought around $5,000 worth of food and other supplies to send to The Bahamas.

The items included peas, beans, coffee, salt, pepper and other essentials, according to CNN. 

A Florida man, (pictured), spent $45,000 for 100 power generators for survivors of Hurricane Dorian which devastated The Bahamas last week

Facebook user Alec Sprague was present when he witnessed the man buy supplies including generators for the survivors in a Costco store in Jacksonville last Wednesday

Facebook user Alec Sprague was present when he witnessed the man buy supplies including generators for the survivors in a Costco store in Jacksonville last Wednesday

Facebook user Alec Sprague was present when he witnessed the man buy supplies for the survivors in a Costco store in Jacksonville last Wednesday.

He shared several images of the man and the store with the caption: ‘Was just in Cosco off Collins getting a generator (at $450 each) and this guy right here is purchasing over 100 generators and food to send to the Bahamas!  

‘All I could do was shake his hand and thank him! There still are good people in the world!.’

Many people responded with goodwill messages for the man and praised his generosity. 

The man donated the supplies to an effort started by the wife of a fishing guide who hails from Abaco, which was devastated by the storm. 

The Errol Thurston Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fund had raised $120,581 as of Sunday evening, toward its $500,000 goal on a GoFundMe page.

Sprague told CNN: ‘I had to go up there to him and say, ‘Thank you for doing this. I am so glad to see someone doing this.’

Category Five Hurricane Dorian hit The Bahamas over Labor Day weekend, leveling large parts of the northern archipelago and decimating the Abaco Islands.

It made landfall last week off North Carolina before moving out to sea and then hitting Nova Scotia as a powerful tropical storm. 

Category Five Hurricane Dorian hit The Bahamas over Labor Day weekend, leveling large parts of the northern archipelago and decimating the Abaco Islands

Category Five Hurricane Dorian hit The Bahamas over Labor Day weekend, leveling large parts of the northern archipelago and decimating the Abaco Islands

Images were posted of the generators and food being shipped to The Bahamas last week

Images were posted of the generators and food being shipped to The Bahamas last week 

Bahamians have been concentrating on the rescue operation, salvaging the few heirlooms left intact by the Category 5 storm.

Most of the nearly 400,000 people in the Bahamas live on New Providence, which includes the capital, Nassau.

The Bahamas death toll from the hurricane has risen to at least 50, health minister Duane Sands said in a message.

Authorities say they expect to find more bodies as they search through debris in devastated areas of the northern Bahamas.  

Carla Ferguson, a 51-year-old resident of Treasure Cay, walked out of a small airport in Nassau with her daughter and other relatives late on Monday afternoon and looked around as the sun set.

‘We don’t know where we’re going to stay. We don’t know.’

 Ferguson and her family had one large duffel bag and three plastic storage boxes, most of them stuffed with donated clothes they received before leaving their tiny, devastated island.

The Bahamas death toll from the hurricane has risen to at least 50, health minister Duane Sands said in a message on Monday

The Bahamas death toll from the hurricane has risen to at least 50, health minister Duane Sands said in a message on Monday 

The government has estimated that up to 10,000 people from the Abaco islands alone, including Treasure Cay, will need food, water and temporary housing

The government has estimated that up to 10,000 people from the Abaco islands alone, including Treasure Cay, will need food, water and temporary housing

‘No one deserves to go through this,’ said her daughter, 30-year-old Dimple Lightbourne, as she wiped tears.

The government has estimated that up to 10,000 people from the Abaco islands alone, including Treasure Cay, will need food, water and temporary housing as officials consider setting up tent or container cities while they clear the country’s ravaged northern region of debris so people can eventually return.

Getting back to Abaco is the dream of Betty Edmond, a 43-year-old cook who picked at some fries Monday night while with her son and husband in a restaurant at a Nassau hotel, where her nephew is paying for their stay.

They arrived in Nassau on Saturday night after a six-hour boat trip from Abaco and plan to fly to South Florida on Wednesday, thanks to plane tickets bought by friends who will provide them a temporary home until they can find jobs.

But the goal is to return, Ms Edmond said.

‘Home will always be home. Every day you wish you could go back. You try to keep your hopes up, but …,’ she added, her voice trailing off as she shook her head.

 

 

 

 

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