Mister Rogers was right — in any disaster look for the helpers. After Hurricane Dorian leveled most of the Bahamas, a man walked into a Costco in Jacksonville, Florida and purchased  100 generators to send to the Bahamas, with a bill totaling  $49,285.70.

Most of the money went toward the generators, which cost a pricey $450 each. The farmer, who wishes to remain anonymous, also bought up peas, beans, coffee, salt, and pepper to send to the relief efforts.

The only reason we’re even hearing about it is that a customer at Costco at the time captured some photos, and went up to the man to thank him.

‘He said he doesn’t want the attention and would rather that people focus on helping those affected by Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas,’ said customer Alec Sprague.
“I had to go up there to him and say, ‘Thank you for doing this,'” Alec said. “I am so glad to see someone doing this.”

“Was just in Cosco off Collins getting a generator (at $450 each) and this guy right here is purchasing over 100 generators and food to send to the Bahamas! All I could do was shake his hand and thank him! There still are good people in the world! Posted by Alec Sprague.’

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 The generous benefactor replied: “It’s important that we help each other out. It’s better than just sitting there,” he said. “You see a need and you fill it.”
Getting the generators to the Island is going to be difficult since the International airport was wiped out.
Since the wait for a container ship may take too long, the plan is to use a network of planes and boats to get the supplies to the hardest-hit part of the islands.

 

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