Restoring Clean Water to the Bahamas

Samaritan’s Purse is helping restoring clean water to Sweetings Cay on Grand Bahama Island after it was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in 2019

BAHAMAS — Samaritan’s Purse is helping to repair the water distribution system in Sweetings Cay on Grand Bahama Island after it was destroyed by Hurricane Dorian in 2019.

Phil Walsh, Samaritan’s Purse:

The level of destruction here from Hurricane Dorian is really hard to believe at times. Entire houses wiped out completely. Communities really just devastated. Here we are a little over a year later. Lot of houses still completely destroyed. Water is very difficult to get, and the system here is in disrepair. Here in Sweetings Cay, off the coast of Grand Bahama, working here with Samaritan’s Purse on restoration of the distribution water mains. This is a great project. We’re a number of weeks into the program now, and everything is going well.

Shervin Tate, Deputy Chief Councilor, Sweetings Cay:

Water is essential, and looky here. They are putting water miles in Sweetings Cay for the residents here, so I’m excited. I don’t know how to say thanks to them, but I want you to know the work you’re doing is extraordinary.

Deon Feaster, Sweetings Cay Town Council:

We are just so happy and so grateful for what these folks are doing here for the community of Sweetings Cay. Appreciate you so very much. Thank you.


Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet the needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ. The organization serves the Church worldwide to promote the Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Samaritan’s Purse International Disaster Assistance Response Team (DART) program is committed to meeting the critical needs of victims of war, poverty, famine, disease, and natural disaster. We stand ready to respond at a moment’s notice whenever and wherever disaster strikes. The DART specializes in providing water, food, shelter, and medical care while sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ.

CONTACT: Melissa Nystrom, news@samaritan.org


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