Bahamas hurricane destruction support
Dear USA Volleyball Members, Families and Friends,
Every year we face hurricane threats and pray that it steers clear of our loved ones. Unfortunately, our neighbors to the South East were heavily impacted by Hurricane Dorian and many families have nothing left. With sustained winds of 185 mph, Dorian was the strongest hurricane on record to strike the Bahamas since records began in 1851.
Weather Underground meteorologist Jeff Masters said that "portions of (Dorian's) eyewall lashed Great Abaco and Grand Bahama islands with Category 5 winds for a total of 22 hours before the great hurricane finally weakened to Category 4 strength.
"In records going back over a century, there are no cases where an Atlantic Category 5 hurricane has impacted a land area for as long as Dorian battered the Bahamas," Masters said.
After speaking with the President of the Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association and the President of the Bahamas National Volleyball Federation, it is clear to us that our volleyball community needs our help. For those of us that have been through a hurricane before, we certainly understand what needs exist once the storm moves through the area.
We are reaching out to you, USA Volleyball members, families and friends, to help out your volleyball community at this time. Every cent that is donated will go directly to the Bahamas National Volleyball Federation.
Bahamas hurricane support
Our goal is to raise $50,000
All donations made are tax deductible. 100% of your donation will go directly to helping the people of the Bahamas!
Click the picture above to read the letter from the President of Caribbean Zonal Volleyball Association
CORA PHYSICAL THERAPY is collecting physical items
If you would like to donate tangible items to the people of the Bahamas, CORA Physical Therapy is accepting items at all of their locations through September 20th!
Canned Goods & Water
Batteries (especially D)
Face & Dust Masks
Hand & Foot Warmers
Baby Formula & Diapers
Wipes (Cleaning & Baby)
Manual Can Openers
If you would like to order from Amazon, please ship to:
ABC Supply - Kevin Sawyer
Attn: Sam Saunders/CORA Bahamas Relief Drive
400 Rinker Way
Lake Worth, FL, 34461
Feminine Hygiene Products
Razors & Shaving Cream
Shampoo & Conditioner
Soaps (Bars or Liquids)
Toothpaste & Toothbrushes
Brushes & Combs
Adhesive & Non-Adhesive Bandages
Gauze & Tape
Aspirin & Ibuprofen
Rubbing Alcohol Peroxide
To find a CORA collection site nearest you, please visit www.coraphysicaltherapy.com/locations.
In 2018, the Florida Region of USA Volleyball donated an estimated $30,000 to hurricane relief!
In 2018, Hurricane Michael affected thousands of people in the Florida Panhandle. The volleyball community came together in this time of need to help those that were affected. In a matter of eight days, the Florida Region of USA Volleyball was able to collect an estimated $14,000 worth of items to donate to families affected by Hurricane Michael as well as checks totally $16,500.