IOCC’s Updated Response to Hurricane Dorian

September 5, 2019

An aerial view shows flooded area after hurricane Dorian hit the Grand Bahama Island in the Bahamas,September 4, 2019. REUTERS/Joe Skipper

IOCC’s team has been in touch with Orthodox parishes in the Bahamas and North and South Carolina to determine their needs and ways to collaborate in response efforts. We have a team in the Bahamas conducting a further needs assessment and our US-based team supported cleanup efforts in the Carolinas and has now moved our Emergency Response Vehicle to Texas and is monitoring developing tropical storms. IOCC is also in conversation with ecumenical and other partners to coordinate responses for maximum effectiveness.

Here’s how you can help those affected:

  1. Pray for those affected by storms and for IOCC staff supporting people in tremendous need.
  2. Make a financial gift to IOCC’s Hurricane Dorian Response Fund, which enables us to act quickly and effectively in the Bahamas as needs arise (
  3. Create clean-up buckets and hygiene kits as there’s always a need. For more information visit
  4. Stay up to date on our response at and on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.