Humanitarian crises trigger our compassion and desire to help in some way.
When we see images of suffering, we want to take action.
The difficult part is responding in a way that is actually helpful and appropriate. Meeting local needs requires waiting for the people who have been directly impacted by the disaster to take the lead and tell us what they need and when they need it.
How to Help
Follow Disaster Donation Guidelines
Support responsible donation practices that provide caregivers the appropriate and quality medical products they need to treat patients. Doing so prevents a "second disaster." A disaster created by tons of useless products shipped to already overburdened settings.
Partner with MSA Accredited Medical Surplus Recovery Organizations
Experienced MSROs stand ready with the expertise and partners required to collect, assess, store, manage, and ship donated products where and when they are needed.
MSA members are coordinating with the Bahama's Ministry of Health, civic organizations and hospitals to provide requested products.
Donate Now A little cash goes a long way!
Cash is flexible. Disaster relief is long-term.
Cash provides the flexibility that relief organizations they need to do their jobs well.
Every dollar donated to the MedSurplus Alliance helps strengthen and rebuild healthcare systems by delivering $11-$15 worth of quality medical supplies.
Emergency Donation Guidelines
Additional Resources for Donors and Volunteers
To offer medical assistance through the Bahamas Ministry of Health, click on “Volunteer Forms” at this link: http://www.bahamas.gov.bs/wps/portal/public
BAHAMAS NATIONAL EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY www.bahamas.gov.bs/nema
BAHAMAS CHAMBER OF COMMERCE www.thebahamaschamber.com/
BAHAMAS RED CROSS www.bahamasredcross.org
CARIBBEAN DISASTER EMERGENCY MANAGEMENT AGENCY www.cdema.org
Caribbean Disaster Emergency Agency
USAID Center for International Disaster Information
USAID CIDI Call Center (202-661-7710)
In times of sudden onset disaster, USAID CIDI’s Call Center opens to coordinate private sector engagement and donations inquiries from 900-1700ET.
UNOCHA Humanitarian Response