In the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, which devastated the Bahamas, NSU joined in a United Way of Broward County effort to gather and distribute much-needed relief supplies to help Bahamians in need. Through the work of NSU’s Health Professions Division Chancellor Fred Lippman, R.Ph., Ed.D., first aid supplies were donated by Dr. Jason L. Radick of MedDepot. A total of 30 pallets of food, water, first aid supplies and other materials were sent on three trips via cargo plane. The flight included Dr. Radick and United Way staff. Items were distributed amongst several clinic and churches in the Bahamas, and participants had an opportunity to visit West End Clinic to gain a better understanding of needs on the ground.
United Way of Broward County’s relief efforts started immediately after the storm impacted the Bahamas with the shipping of 270,000 meals and medicine for 10,000 people. In the weeks that followed, the organization collected more than $130,000 in donations; recruited more than 230 volunteers to sort and organized 110 pallets of donated items; assisted evacuees in Broward County and much more.