National Security Minister Wayne Caines today urged residents to help fill the ship bound for the Bahamas with non-monetary donations of specific supplies this weekend.
Speaking at a news conference today (Sept 6) Mr Caines said local companies and residents have already started to assist, with BELCO on standby to send crews to help restore power.
The HMS Protector ship is already in Bermuda preparing to carry specific items to the eastern Caribbean islands on Monday.
The Minister provided the list of specific items to be dropped off at the Seventh Day Adventist Church on King Street in Hamilton, until 6pm today (Friday), between 2pm and 6pm on Saturday and between 9:30am to 4pm on Sunday.
“The boat can take up to 200 tons,” said Minister Caines. “We are looking to get 200 tons from our country.
“Please note that all donated items must be new and non-perishable dry goods are most in need.
“Whatever you would need in preparation for or following a hurricane are needed in the Bahamas,” he added.