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More than a week after Hurricane Dorian pummeled the Bahamas, the work of assessing the damage and beginning to rebuild remains arduous. The official death toll is at 50 but is exptected to rise from the slow-moving, Category 5 hurricane that struck the islands. Thousands have been left homeless.

The government has estimated that up to 10,000 people from the Abaco islands alone will need food, water, and temporary housing as officials consider setting up tent or container cities while they clear the country’s ravaged northern region of debris so people can eventually return.

Many of the largest international relief organizations are accepting donations, both money and supplies, and volunteers, to aid Dorian victims.

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People in the United States who still are searching for family members and friends in the Bahamas should contact the State Department’s Office of Overseas Citizens Services at 1-888-407-4747.

Here’s how to help:

■  All Hands and Hearts -- 508-758-8211

donate@allhandsandhearts.org

■  American Red Cross - 1-800-HELP NOW

https://www.redcross.org/donate/hurricane-dorian-donations.html/

■  Americares - 1-800-486-HELP

https://www.americares.org/en/what-we-do/emergency-programs/ep-hurricane-dorian/

■  Caring for the Bahamas - 1-727-777-3204

https://www.gofundme.com/f/caring-for-the-bahamas

■   People can also order supplies on Amazon to be sent to Bahamas.

https://www.caringforthebahamas.com/ministries

■  Catholic Relief Services - 1-877-435-7277

https://support.crs.org/donate/hurricane-dorian

■  Direct Relief International - 1-805-964-4767

https://www.directrelief.org/emergency/hurricane-dorian/

■  Episcopal Relief and Development - 1-855-312-4325

https://support.episcopalrelief.org/hurricane-relief

■  Feed My Starving Children - 1-763-504-2919

https://www.fmsc.org/the-feed/news-and-updates/2019/september/hurricanedorian

■  Greater Miami Jewish Federation - 1-305.576.4000

https://jewishmiami.org/gift/hurricanedorian/

■  Mercy Corps - 1-888-747-7440

https://www.mercycorps.org/donate/hurricane-dorian-makes-landfall-hrf

■  Pan American Development Foundation - 1-202-458-3969

https://www.padf.org/hurricane-dorian

■  Salvation Army - 1-800-SAL-ARMY

https://give.helpsalvationarmy.org/give/166081/#!/donation/checkout

■  Samaritan’s Purse - 1-828-262-1980

People can donate at https://www.samaritanspurse.org/our-ministry/hurricane-dorian-relief

■  People can sign up to volunteer at https://www.spvolunteer.org/project-response/209

■  Save the Children - 1-203-221-4000

http://service.convio.net/maintenance.html?df_id=3562&3562.donation=form1

■  The Grand Bahama Disaster Relief Fund and Foundation

https://www.gofundme.com/f/grand-bahama-disaster-relief-foundation

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■  The Smile Trust - 1-786-877-7826

https://mthsmile.com/donate/

■  UNICEF - 1-800-367-5437

https://donate.unicefusa.org/page/contribute/help-hurricane-dorian-relief

■   World Central Kitchen - 1-202-844-6430

https://donate.wck.org/give/236738/#!/donation/checkout

■  World Vision - 1-888-511-6548

https://donate.worldvision.org/give/disaster-relief-in-the-usa


Correspondent Sofia Saric contributed to this report.