Nationwide — Filmmaker Tyler Perry is reportedly using his own private jet to transport relief supplies to the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas to help the residents who were devastated by Hurricane Dorian.
“To all the incredible people of the Bahamas who have welcomed me and called me an adoptive son, I want you to know that I am watching closely, and as soon as I can, I will be there to do whatever I can to help you rebuild stronger and better. You’re not only in my heart and my prayers, you’re in my blood. God bless you. Stay Bahamas strong. The sun will shine agin [sic].”
Soon after posting the message on his Instagram feed, Perry sent a private plane carrying necessities such as water, juice, diapers, sleeping bags, hygiene products, and more. The plane reportedly came back and forth twice the area to deliver the supplies and is still expected to return to bring more.
Perry, who owns a 25-acre island in the Bahamas called White Bay Cay, reportedly also had seven people, including children and a pregnant woman, rescued to receive medical attention.
Hurricane Dorian, which struck the Carribean nation’s largest island earlier this month as a Category 5 storm, has destroyed homes and properties and even sunk the airport underwater. As of now, the death toll remained at 50 but is expected to increase to thousands as officials search the area. Around 70,000 people became homeless.
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