Supplies will be collected at Kelsey Park Theatre for the next two weeks.

LAKE PARK - The town is gathering supplies to assist areas of the Bahamas devastated by Hurricane Dorian.


Kelsey Theatre at 700 Park Avenue will be used as a staging area for relief efforts, Lake Park Mayor Michael O’Rourke said Wednesday.


Supplies will be collected daily from 8 a.m. until about 6 p.m. for the next couple of eeks, O’Rourke said.


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Canned food, first aid kits, hand sanitizer, non-perishable food, bottled water, inflatable mattresses, diapers, baby formula, batteries, and more are needed.


For a list of supplies and donation sites, visit www.bahamas.com/relief.


"We will take whatever people have," O’Rourke said. "We have a food bank in town, so if it’s something that can’t be accepted, then we’ll move it to the right places."


Lake Park is working closely with the Bahamas Ministry of Tourism to coordinate its relief efforts, O’Rourke said.


Once the supplies are gathered, the town will transport them to Fort Lauderdale, where they will be shipped to the Bahamas, O’Rourke said.


Hurricane Dorian struck the Bahamas as a Category 5 storm, devastating thousands of homes, trapping people in attics and crippling hospitals.


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