STOCKBRIDGE — Community Bible Church is collecting items to help residents of the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian.

The Category 5 storm pounded the Bahamas for two days with winds of 185 mph with gusts of 220 mph and storm surge.

Community Bible Disaster Relief organizer Chase Adams said the church feels a sense of duty to respond.

“Our hope is that by serving those in need during this crisis, we can express God’s love and restore faith to those who have lost so much,” Adams said. “Over the last few years, we’ve seen the impact disaster relief can have on communities, and we aim to do everything possible to show those facing crises that they are not alone.”

The church will collect items through the end of September, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. The church is located at 2001 Jodeco Road in Stockbridge.

The items will be taken to the Bahamas Consulate General in Atlanta, then shipped to the islands.

The following items are being collected:

♦ Non-perishable goods

♦ Toiletries

♦ Diapers

♦ First aid items

♦ Cleaning supplies

♦ Canned goods

♦ New bed pillows

♦ New blankets

♦ Box fans

♦ Utility knives

♦ Leather work gloves

♦ Hand sanitizer

♦ Water filters

♦ Desalinization devices

♦ Water purification tablets

♦ Solar panels

♦ Solar powered phone charger

♦ Bio lite stove

♦ Family hygiene kits

♦ Baby items/supplies

♦ Plastic water bottles

♦ Cots

♦ Portal potties

♦ Flashlights

♦ Batteries

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