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400 pounds of gifts flown to the Bahamas for Christmas

400 pounds of gifts flown to the Bahamas for Christmas
Posted at 9:38 AM, Dec 23, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-23 09:38:06-05

STUART, Fla. — Residents of the Bahamas continue to recover from the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, but they received some much-needed Christmas cheer this weekend.

On Sunday, members and volunteers from the organization Hope For Abaco chartered a twin-engine plane and loaded it with 400 pounds of gifts bound for the children of the Bahamas.

The plane departed from Witham Field in Stuart.

"(I've) been there numerous times now. This will be my sixth trip going back over to the Abacos and this trip, we are going over there to do good. The devastation, you really have to see it to believe it," said Nick Otton with Hope for Abaco.

They will stay there and held distribute the gifts through Christmas and plan on making future stops for food and water.

To get involved with Hope for Abaco, click here.

This story was originally published by WPTV in Palm Beach, Florida.