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Gathering supplies

After Debora Whipple sent an email to her Ocean Ridge neighbors, saying she would collect donations for Hurricane Dorian victims in the Bahamas, the neighborhood stepped up, filling her garage with boxes holding everything from food to medical supplies. Patrol officers from the Ocean Ridge Police Department stopped by to check on progress and offered to assist, and when the Inlet Cay group learned that Nomad Surf Shop in the County Pocket had arranged for boats to deliver supplies to the islands, they joined forces to load a truck that took the donations to boats. The donations included more than 100 dolls for children. ABOVE LEFT: Inlet Cay resident Nancy Dunn carries one of five loads of donations she made to the relief effort. ABOVE RIGHT: Surf shop employees Evan Kuylenstierna and Dylan Armstrong hold dolls among supplies loaded outside the shop. Photos provided

Firefighters to the rescue

Boca Raton Fire Department Capt. Lange Jacobs and Senior Fire Inspector Jay Sumner load generators and other supplies into fishing boats at Silver Palm Park that they used to deliver aid to the Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian ravaged the islands. Sumner is president of the Boca Raton Firefighter and Paramedic Benevolent Fund group that organized the efforts. Photo provided

Raising money

Sophia Nicholas and Sivan Morag, along with their mothers, other relatives and friends, raised $325 in just two hours at their lemonade stand on Swinton Avenue in Delray Beach to help people in need in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian. The girls, both first-graders at Unity School, were taking part in a school-wide recovery effort. Sivan’s mother, Aura, said, “This summer we took her for the first time to the Bahamas for a summer vacation, we stayed at the Atlantis resort and she was fascinated about the island and their sea animals. When she saw the news and pictures of the devastation of Hurricane Dorian she said, ‘OK, mom, now is time for my lemonade stand.’ She was asking to do a lemonade stand at our house before and I told her we will do it for a good cause. ” Jerry Lower/The Coastal Star

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