Tyler Perry Sends His Private Plane to Help Deliver Supplies to The Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian
Tyler Perry's private plane has made two trips to the Bahamas to send relief goods and bring back passengers needing medical assistance after vowing to help the nation region he also calls home.
Tyler Perry made good on his word when he vowed to help the victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas. TMZ recently reported that the entertainment mogul has been sending relief goods to the hard-hit island of Abaco using his own private plane.
Tyler Perry as a speaker at a panel discussion for the 2015 Winter TCA Tour in California. | Photo: Getty Images
PERRY'S RELIEF EFFORTS
Perry’s seaplane based in Nassau reportedly flew to the devastated island carrying relief supplies including water, juice, sleeping bags, diapers, various hygiene products, and other basic necessities.
Two trips have already been made and on the plane’s return, seven passengers including small children and a pregnant woman were brought back to Nassau for medical treatment.
Perry previously expressed his heartbreak while watching the news about the wrath of Dorian pounding on the island. Because he owns property in the Caribbean and considers himself an “adoptive son” of the region, he tweeted his intention to help shortly after the extent of the devastation made headlines.
“… as soon as I can, I will be there to do whatever I can to help you rebuild stronger and better,” he said and assured the residents of the island that “The sun will shine again.”
43 people have already been confirmed dead according to CNN as of its September 7 report. Projections are high that this number will dramatically increase.
OTHER CELEBRITIES AND ORGANIZATIONS THAT HAVE OFFERED HELP
Perry isn’t the only celebrity who responded to the needs of the Bahamas. Rapper Ludacris also announced that he will be donating $100,000 which had been raised via his annual LudaDay Weekend.
Likewise, singer Rihanna tweeted that her Clara Lionel Foundation is “already figuring out how best we can help.”
Aside from these celebrities, institutions have also come forward to ease the burden of the people of the region. For instance, Hampton University has already offered free enrollment to students that have been displaced by the storm.
THE NUMBERS SO FAR
43 people have already been confirmed dead according to CNN as of its September 7 report. Projections are high that this number will dramatically increase. Meanwhile, close to 75,000 people are currently needing aid.
It’s a good thing more and more people are extending a hand especially after a “Pray for Bahamas” post went viral.