Post Office Box 14393

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33302


Phone (954)951-2002

Fax (954)797-0263


Email:    BrightLightsCrossingBorders@gmail.com

Website:     BrightLightsCrossingBorder.org

 

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Monday - Friday -  By Appointment

Saturday -  By Appointment

Sunday - Closed

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HURRICANE DORIAN RELIEF
Bahama Islands

Collections Ongoing

Bright Lights Crossing Borders, Inc. a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) non-profit organization is accepting donations for those residents affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. We are collecting toiletries (soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, deodorant, shampoo, conditioner, lotion, etc.), water, building supplies (nails/screws of all kinds, plywood, sheet rock, lighting fixtures, hammers, screwdrivers, shingles, etc.), cleaning supplies (bleach, paper towels, cleaning sponges, pine sol, mop, broom, buckets, etc,) batteries, flashlights, etc. Shipments of items collected will be made throughout the recovery period. For a donation of large items please contact us.

Donations can also be dropped off at:

Bright Lights Crossing Borders, Inc.

c/o 242 Shipping & Logistics

3930 N. 29th Avenue

Hollywood, FL 33020

 

Monetary donations can be made via

Check or Money Order

PayPal

GoFundme (www.gofundme.com/bahama-islands-victims-of-hurricane-dorian)

 

FOR MORE INFORMATION CONTACT

JACKIE WILLIAMS
(954)951-2002

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Hurricane Dorian Relief Donations Delivered To Freeport, Grand Bahama

   

Donations have been collected for the residents of the Bahamas who were affected by Hurricane Dorian.

September 9, 2019 through October 17, 2019, we received various hurricane relief items donated by various individuals (Penny, Debbie, Linda, Laura (Reed), Cher, Sydney, Kira, Manny and many others); and private/public organizations:  Bright Lights Crossing Borders, Inc. in Fort Lauderdale, FL;  242 Shipping & Logistics in Hollywood, FL; First Alliance International Church in Fort Lauderdale, FL;  Florida Department of Transportation Employees in Broward, West Palm Beach and St. Lucie County, FL; The Worship Center in Margate, FL; Total Appliance Employees of Hallandale, FL;  Hands on Broward in Fort Lauderdale, FL; Sisters With a Vision, Inc. in Port St. Lucie, FL; Vacation Village Employees in Weston, FL; A Place In Time in Fort Lauderdale, FL.

We would also like to thank the various volunteers in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and Freeport, the Bahamas that worked with us tirelessly throughout this process by assisting us with the collection, pickup, sorting, packaging, preparing the 11 pallets of donated items for shipping and delivering them to the affected residents.

Our first delivery was made on October 18, 2019, to Freeport, Bahamas.  We delivered the relief supplies to residents in the neighborhoods of Heritage on October 21, 2019, and Arden Forest on October 22, 2019, some of the hardest-hit areas in Freeport.  Supplies were delivered to approximately 200 residents.  We will be distributing clothing on Saturday, October 26, 2019 at the Mary Star of the Sea Catholic Church in Freeport.

Many of the residents expressed their gratitude and thankfulness to all that donated the relief items to them.  Many of them weren’t sure where their next meal or even a drink of water was coming from. With everyone’s support, we were able to bring a light of hope to the residents we assisted.

Below are some of the pictures taken during the delivery to the residents.

 

Hurricane Dorian Article

 

Hurricane Dorian Relief Donations Delivered To Freeport, Grand Bahama

  Below is a short video of Bright Lights and our volunteers delivering the donations.  Also, pictures of some of the devastation they are still trying to recover from.  They are still in great need of water, toiletries, and building supplies. 

The video was taken during the period of October 18-24, 2019.

Visit our page often to see what updates have been added on the Ongoing Hurricane Dorian relief collection for the Bahamas.

Hurricane Dorian Relief Donations Delivered To Freeport, Grand Bahama

  Below is a video of one of the residents from Freeport who lost everything in the storm thanking everyone for their support and donations.

Sheemylove

Sheemylove is a high school senior at Boyd Anderson Senior High in Lauderdale Lakes, Florida.  A young lady with a beautiful heart and warm personality.

Sheemylove is a mentee of the Jewels Foundation a non-profit organization who provides Educational Support to students enrolled in an educational institution in/and around Broward County, FL

Sheemylove was working toward her goal of graduating from high school in May 2020, when she was suddenly diagnosed with a brain condition and had to be hospitalized and have emergency brain surgery.  Of course, all of this jeopardize her possibility of graduating from high school in 2020.

Arrangements were made by her father and Jewels Foundation for her to be able to finish her senior year completing school computer equipment in order to meet this goal.

As a result, Bright Lights Crossing Borders was able to donate to Sheemylove a laptop, printer, wireless mouse, etc. so that she would have the tools to meet her remaining high school requirements for graduation in May 2020.  It was a joy to see the smile on her face when the donations were provided to her and know that she is cared about by others.  We must let our young ones know that they are important and loved.

We are excited to see her graduate and make her positive mark in this world. Go get your Diploma Sheemylove, you deserve it.

We're glad we could be a part of her journey!!

Coronavirus

During these trying times of the Coronavirus Pandemic we all are dealing with it in our own way. However, when we can and have the opportunity we must support and be there for those who are in need. While we can’t save the entire world we can shed a light in someone else’s life in different ways big or small.

We must all follow the rules and guidelines put into place to protect all of us. As a nonprofit we will continue to do our part as much as possible within the limitations we faced due to the Coronavirus Pandemic. Stay safe and keep your distance and maintain your faith in the Creator who cures all things.

On March 28-29, 2020, we took the opportunity to provide some assistance in our community by donating vegetables to about 37 families in Fort Lauderdale, FL. During these times many have lost there jobs and worry about providing some of the basic needs for their families. We’re glad and happy to be able to do our part. We must continue to support whenever we can.

 


 

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