November 2- 9, 2019, December 14 – 21, 2019, January 11 – 18, 2020, February 8 – 15, 2020, March 21 – 28, 2020, April 18 – 25, 2020, May 23 – 30, 2020 These are the dates we are planning to travel to the Bahamas to help out. If you want to go, please do the following 2 things:

1. Sign up with All Hands and Hearts at Hurrican Dorian

2. For travel, sign up with Missionary Flights International at Missionary Flights

This photo is of our third barge on it’s way to the Bahamas

The group you are working with is All Hands and Hearts Smart Response and working with Pastor Baillou. The flight to Marsh Harbour is from Saturday to Saturday. You will need to be in Ft. Pierce, 3170 Airmans Drive, by 7:00am. You will need to provide your own sheets and pillowcase and maybe air mattress. They will provide housing and food while you are working there. If you cannot get on a flight with MFI, you can secure your own flight over. If you need help with the cost of the flight, let me know. If you do fly with MFI, it will be very appropriate to donate money to MFI towards the Bahamas Relief.

DONATIONS: Below is a list of items needed. Donations are being accepted Monday through Friday 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the parish office, 2085 Tallahassee Ave. Vero Beach, FL 32960. Donations can be dropped off in person or shipped directly to our office.

UPDATED LIST OF WHAT IS NEEDED 10/8/19. This list changes frequently so please check back. Donations can be placed in the truck which is parked in the Church office parking lot. If the truck is making a delivery please bring your donation inside the Church office.

  • Generators / 3000 Watt
  • Extension Cords
  • Motor Oil
  • Batteries (all sizes)
  • Gas Containers (EMPTY)
  • Housing (call Richard for details. Our group has worked with some families who need to relocate).

For those volunteers who are not able to travel to the Bahamas but would still like to help in the relief efforts here are a few ways you could help: Financial contributions are being accepted for the Bahamas Relief Transportation Fund, please make checks out to St. Helen with Bahamas Relief Transportation Fund on the memo line.

We are also providing housing relief in Vero Beach for several families from the Bahamas. If you are interested in hosting a family for a few months or can help with the associated costs or even support them emotionally please let us know.

If you have any questions or would like to help in any way please contact Richard Schlitt 772-321-6442.

“What I can do, you cannot. What you can do, I cannot. But together we can do something beautiful for God”. –Mother Teresa.