Bahamas Relief Effort
Updated Friday, September 6th
While we are grateful that our community escaped the worst effects of Hurricane Dorian, we are acutely aware that our neighbors in the Bahamas are suffering and need our help. Many of you have reached out, searching for a way to contribute to the Bahamas Relief Effort. There are many reputable options available, but we ask that you please keep in mind these tips from Florida's Attorney General Ashley Moody:
- Never give credit card numbers, gift card account numbers or bank account information to a caller on the phone or in response to an unsolicited email.
- Before donating over the phone or online, take steps to verify the charity or fundraising campaign.
- Avoid solicitors that use high-pressure tactics.
- Watch for charities with similar-sounding names. It is not unusual for scammers to choose names that sound like the names of legitimate, widely-known charities.
- Look up the charity on CharityNavigator.org before giving.
- Research and review the organization carefully to understand how much of the donation will actually go towards the work of the charity as opposed to administrative expenses and overhead.
Making a Donation
As noted above, Charity Navigator provides a list of highly-rated organizations (earning three or four stars) that are providing aid and relief to those impacted by Hurricane Dorian. Charity Navigator’s website – which includes each organization’s ranking and a description of their efforts on behalf of storm victims – may help you determine how to best allocate any monetary donations.
The Broward Education Foundation
– in collaboration with Broward County Public Schools, BrightStar Credit Union, and the local community – is collecting monetary donations, as well as supplies, to help those in the Bahamas affected by Hurricane Dorian.
- Nonperishable food
- Manual can openers
- Paper cups/plates
- Plastic silverware
- Baby food and formula
- Disposable diapers
- Hygiene products
- Mosquito repellent
- Medical supplies
- Battery-operated fans
- Trash bags
- Tool kits
Drop-off locations for urgently-needed supplies:
The Broward Education Foundation
School Supply Center
- 2300 W Copans Road, #5, Davie
Select BrightStar Credit Unions
, including the following branches:
- 1879 N State Road 7, Lauderhill
- 3175 N State Road 7 Margate
- 2400 Davie Road, Davie
Students can bring select supplies to these Broward County Public Schools in Sunrise
, which have also been designated as Hurricane Dorian Relief donation sites through this partnership:
- Piper High School, 8000 NW 44th Street (Monetary donations and all supplies)
- Bair Middle School, 9100 BW 21st Manor (Toiletries and personal items only)
- Westpine Middle School, 9393 NW 50th Street (Toiletries and personal items only)
- Banyan Elementary School, 8800 NW 50th Street (Non-perishable food, canned goods, water and first aid kits)
- Discovery Elementary School, 8800 NW 54th Court (Non-perishable food, canned goods, water and first aid kits)
- Horizon Elementary School, 2101 Pine Island Road (Non-perishable food, canned goods, water and first aid kits)
- Village Elementary School, 2100 NW 70th Avenue (Non-perishable food, canned goods, water and first aid kits)
- Welleby Elementary School, 3230 Nob Hill Road (Non-perishable food, canned goods, water and first aid kits)
If you are unable to drop off supplies at one of the locations listed above, our City of Sunrise Fire-Rescue Stations
will accept donations through Wednesday, September 11th. All items received will be delivered to a dropoff location on your behalf.
- Fire Station #39 - 6800 Sunset Strip (Village Civic Center)
- Fire Station #59 - 8330 NW 27th Place
- Fire Station #72 - 10490 West Oakland Park Boulevard
- Fire Station #83 - 60 Weston Road (New River Civic Center)
- Fire Station #92 - 13721 NW 21st Street
As more information becomes available about the Bahamas Relief effort we will update this web page. Thank you for helping our neighbors in need!
Hurricane Dorian Moves Northward, City to Re-Open Wednesday
Posted Tuesday, September 3rd
Hurricane Dorian is slowly moving toward the north as forecast. As of 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, September 3rd, Broward County is no longer under a Tropical Storm Watch
. Here is the latest update on our services:
City offices including Utility Billing and Police Substations will reopen on Wednesday, September 4th
Solid Waste, Recycling, and Bulk Trash
Sanitation services and collection will resume on Wednesday, September 4th
. Residents who missed collection on Monday or Tuesday should place their materials out with their next regularly-scheduled collection.
Leisure Services Programs and Facilities
All City of Sunrise parks and recreation facilities – including the Civic Center, Senior Center, and Village Multipurpose Center – will reopen on Wednesday, September 4th
. All indoor programs will resume as scheduled beginning on Wednesday morning, as will the City's mini-bus and medical transportation services. Outdoor programs will resume as field conditions permit; please call the Leisure Services Department at 954-747-4600 for information.
Broward County Service Update
- Fort Lauderdale International Airport (FLL) and North Perry Airport will open at noon on Tuesday, September 3rd. Please check with your airline for any changes to their flight schedule.
- Courts are closed today and will reopen on Wednesday, September 4th.
- Broward County Transit & TOPS paratransit will resume at noon on Tuesday, September 3rd. Express service will resume on Wednesday, September 4th.
- Broward County Public Schools will reopen on Wednesday, September 4th.
- Broward County hurricane shelters will close on Tuesday, September 3rd.
- Port Everglades remains closed until further notice.
- A decision will be made on Tuesday, September 3rd, regarding Broward County parks and other County government non-emergency operations.
- Information about emergency and special-needs shelters and other Broward County resources, including a comprehensive hurricane preparedness guide, is available at www.broward.org/hurricane. Residents may also call the Broward County Call Center for information by dialing 311 or (954) 831-4000.
We will continue to keep you informed about City operations after the storm. Stay connected:
Know Who to Call
- Review and share this dedicated webpage: www.sunrisefl.gov/dorian.
- Follow us on Twitter and like us on Facebook.
Register for the City’s CodeRED notification system, which is designed to alert residents in the event of an emergency. The only way to be sure you’re in our phone number database – especially if you’ve traded your land line for a cell phone – is to sign up. It’s simple to register online and takes only minutes.
Need to speak with someone by phone? The City of Sunrise is here to help – along with other organizations and agencies:
|You have a life-threatening emergency
|You smell gas and/or have a gas leak
|You need assistance for a non-emergency issue
|You need general City information
||City of Sunrise: Information Desk
||(954) 741-2580 weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|You have questions or concerns about garbage, bulk trash, recycling, or storm debris collection – or questions about your utility bill
||City of Sunrise: Public Service
||(954) 746-3232 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
|You have loss of water service, flooding, or another water-related emergency to report, or you need assistance with gas service. (If you smell gas or have a gas leak call 911!)
||City of Sunrise: Utilities Dispatch
||(954) 746-3232 weekdays from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; (954) 888-6087 or (954) 764-4357 on weekdays after 5:00 p.m. and on weekends
|You need to report a code violation
||City of Sunrise: Code Enforcement
|You have questions about Broward County government services and programs. This number is also a city-by-city information clearinghouse in times of emergency.
||Broward County Call Center
||311 or (954) 831-4000 weekdays from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Under emergency conditions, this number operates 24 hours a day.
|You need assistance recovering from an emergency
||American Red Cross: Broward County Chapter
|You need federal assistance recovering from an emergency
||Federal Emergency Management Association (FEMA): Region IV
|You need to report a power outage, or find out the status of your power restoration