(Gray News) – The hurricane-battered Bahamas is getting a hand from a cruise line that regularly slips through its crystal-blue waters and stops in the nation’s ports of call.
A Royal Caribbean ship will drop off pallets of water, thousands of meals and other supplies to a region that was devastated by the Category 5 storm.
“We’re with you Bahamas. In the wake of Dorian, we’re mobilizing our fleet to help those who need it,” the cruise line said on Twitter.
“In partnership with the Bahamian government & The Bahamas Feeding Network (Thursday) we’ll deliver +43k water bottles, 10k meals, generators, supplies & we’re just getting started.”
The announcement comes days after Royal Caribbean announced a $1 million disaster-relief program. The cruise line will match donated funds up to $500,000.
“All donations made will support the recovery and reconstruction of Bahamian communities in the wake of this disaster,” per the web page for the Hurricane Dorian Recovery Campaign.