Hurricane Dorian caused extensive damage to the Bahamas and the NC island of Ocracoke, as well as extensive flooding across eastern NC.
Day One Relief packed and weighed “mini hospitals” for medics in outlying islands in the Bahamas which were delivered via small aircraft which we helped provide logistics for.
Day One delivered generators to Ocracoke just a few short hours after they were donated, despite the island only being accessible by boat. We arrived on the island directly after the storm and spent two days on Ocracoke helping organize the supply chain distribution as well as giving much needed “boots on the ground” logistics information to the Office of the Governor and larger NGOs. We interfaced NCVOAD with local organizers, allowing for clear channels of communication and planning on both sides. We helped with the transition of the Emergency Management Agency running logistics to a non-profit.
A second, larger disbursement was donated to Day One. We sorted and transported pallets of essential goods- cleaning supplies, food, housewares and paper goods to Ocracoke. We provided new tools and heaters to latino communities who had there homes flooded by Dorian.