Shevrin Jones courts donations for Dorian recovery effort in Bahamas

Items will be collected Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. in Hallandale Beach.

Rep. Shevrin Jones is promoting a donation drive Tuesday headed by activist Valencia Gunder aimed at helping Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas.

At least five people in the Bahamas were pronounced dead from the storm as of Monday night. Dorian struck the island as a Category 5 storm, causing extensive damage.

@ValenciaGunder is leading a major effort and I think we can all jump on board to help,” Jones said on Twitter about the donation drive for Dorian victims.

“They will need all of our prayers and support.”

Items will be collected Tuesday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Koinonia Worship Center in Hallandale Beach. The center is located at 4900 W Hallandale Beach Blvd.

Among the items requested are canned goods, diapers, water and generators. Jones also noted there is a need for baby food and baby wipes.

Dorian is expected to move up the Atlantic off Florida’s coast Tuesday. While Florida’s east coast will feel the effects of the storm, Dorian is currently not projected to make landfall.

Jones also posted video from his family in the Bahamas, showing strong winds ripping through the island. He says his family members were unharmed.

For a list of items needed at Tuesday’s donation effort, see the image below.

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