While still remaining anonymous, the man spoke to CNN. A farmer from Jacksonville, he says he wants to keep attention on the victims rather than get attention for himself.
“It’s important that we help each other out. It’s better than just sitting there,” he told them. “You see a need and you fill it.”
The farmer made arrangements to ship the 100 generators to Marsh Harbour in the Bahamas, a town that was greatly hit by the hurricane. He set up a storage facility in Florida.
The donor is also close friends with a Bahamas local named Errol Thurston, who is working with him to get the much-needed supplies to his hometown.
“We are trying to book a slot on a container ship that regularly services the Abacos and Grand Bahama,” Thurston told CNN. “The guys are doing everything in their power to get us in a slot there. They know the desperation the people really need these items.”
Hurricane Dorian made a catastrophic impact on the Bahamas. At least 20 people have died, and the storm has caused widespread structural damage and flooding.
It will be a long road to recovery, but acts of huge generosity like this will greatly improve the lives of so many people hit by the storm… and the fact that this man did it all completely selflessly makes this story all the more inspiring.
As the hurricane continues, hopeful stories like this are a light in the darkness. Share this good news!