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Volunteers bring supplies to victims of Hurricane Dorian on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ship

Posted: 2:05 PM, Sep 09, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-09 14:05:34-04
Volunteers bring supplies to victims of Hurricane Dorian on Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line ship

WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. — On Saturday morning, the Grand Celebration docked at the Port of Palm Beach after sailing to the Bahamas to provide support to the victims of Hurricane Dorian.

On board were hundreds of first responders, doctors, nurses and volunteers from Palm Beach County along with 225,000 pounds of supplies and food. They helped bring much-needed supplies to the devastated island.

Grand Celebration was the first ship to dock at the harbor following the storm.

After spending 24 hours in Freeport, the Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line returned home with more than 1,100 Bahamian residents who evacuated after Hurricane Dorian stalled over Grand Bahama Island.

“Grand Bahama is home to us and we knew it was the right thing to do; they needed help,” Oneil Khosa, CEO of Bahamas Paradise Cruise Line said. “The situation on Grand Bahama is bad, the island needs help and the people need help.”

First responders helped deliver a baby Friday in Freeport, which Khosa said signifies hope and progress for the island.

This story was originally published by Ryan Hughes on WPTV.