The International Housewares Association (IHA) is teaming with Good360 to help residents in the Bahamas and portions of the United States that were impacted by Hurricane Dorian. In addition, the Housewares Charity Foundation has also made a monetary donation to support the relief efforts.
The effort by the IHA and Good360 is aimed at helping those residents who lost property and are now working to rebuild their lives and homes due to Hurricane Dorian, the organizations said.
Currently, Good360 is only moving goods directly to the Bahamas that meet exact needs and that they can guarantee will be received, stored and distributed appropriately. Items of immediate need include water, water filtration devices, personal care items, solar-powered lights and chargers, diapers, tarps and pillows/sheets/blankets.
Cash donations are also accepted by Good360 as they allow the organization to provide exactly what support is needed in a timely fashion. For every $1 donated to Good360, the organization can distribute at $10 in needed goods.
The Housewares Charity Foundation (HCF) has donated $25,000 to World Central Kitchen (WCK), a non-profit led by chef José Andrés. WCK is currently in Nassau delivering nearly 30,000 fresh meals per day to shelters and communities across the northern Bahamas.
WCK traveled to Nassau before Dorian hit the islands to prepare for a massive relief effort. Once the hurricane passed the islands, the Chef Relief Team, led by Andres, was one of the first groups to reach Abaco and began providing meals immediately from their kitchen 80 miles away in Nassau.
This is not the first time IHA and Good360 have partnered for relief. Most recently, the associations partnered up for relief during Hurricane Florence, which hit the Carolinas in 2018, and helped with the recovery efforts of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma, both of which were in 2017.