The upcoming season for the Miami Dolphins may not be an exciting one; however, in life, there is perspective. Football takes a back seat to when it comes to the dramatic and controlling force of Mother Nature.
Mother Nature created Hurricane Dorian. The most powerful storm on record to strike the Bahamas and is regarded as the worst natural disaster in the country’s history. The Abaco Islands were hit worst with maximum sustained winds of 185 mph.
Currently, 54 fatalities have been reported and damages expected to cost billions of dollars. Help is needed. The Dolphins may not be the best this season; it is secondary to the helping hand they have placed out.
Owner Stephen Ross and the Miami Dolphins announced a series of immediate and long-term rebuilding efforts for the Bahamas. These initiatives are only the first of a series of events designed to give long-term support to the region.
Collection drives will take place at Hard Rock Stadium on Friday, September 6 for Brazil vs. Colombia, Sunday, September 8 at the Dolphins vs. Ravens game and Sunday, September 15 at the Dolphins vs. Patriots game. These items will be sent to those in need in collaboration with relief efforts being led by Miami-Dade and Broward counties and local government partners.
Also, members of the organization will be traveling to the Bahamas at a later date to assess needs and aid in relief and recovery efforts in collaboration with Bahamian officials and the community.
Fans are asked to donate the following:
• Flashlights and batteries
• Adult and baby diapers
• Baby wipes
• Feminine hygiene products
4 – 8 p.m. Friday, September 6, 2019, Brazil vs. Colombia
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sunday, September 8, 2019, Miami Dolphins vs. Baltimore Ravens
9 a.m. – 1 p.m. Sunday, September 15, 2019, Miami Dolphins vs. New England Patriots
***FOR TICKETED GUESTS ONLY***
Hard Rock Stadium drop off locations (347 Don Shula Drive, Miami Gardens FL 33056) ***FOR TICKETED GUESTS ONLY***East, Southeast and Southwest pedestrian walkways, Lot 13/14, Lot 10 and Lot 16/17.