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Hurricane Dorian Relief Loaded at Port of Baltimore

[ September 10, 2019   //   ]

Relief supplies for Bahamian victims of Hurricane Dorian were loaded at the Port of Baltimore onto the Carnival Pride on September 8. The supplies will be delivered in Freeport to assist Bahamian residents in the aftermath of the storm.

Supplies include water, which is the most critical need, along with generators, chain saws, prepared meals and medical supplies.  The supplies will be delivered to Freeport by the Carnival Pride Sept. 13

The company’s hurricane relief efforts also include a $2 million pledge from Carnival Corporation and the Micky and Madeleine Arison Family Foundation, for funding and in-kind support. Carnival is also underwriting the purchase and shipment of goods from South Florida in conjunction with Tropical Shipping and The Bahamas National Emergency Management Agency. Those shipments started arriving earlier in the week and will continue throughout the month.

Carnival has also partnered with two charities doing work on the ground in the Bahamas – World Central Kitchen, delivering meals, and Direct Relief, delivering urgent medical supplies.

The Maryland Port Administration asks that donations be made to these organizations to help the Bahamian people in their relief efforts.

According to recent press release, Carnival has a wonderful friendship and longtime partnership with The Bahamas, bringing more than 2 million guests to the destination each year, including hundreds of thousands of guests on Carnival Pride from Baltimore.