- Associated Press - Wednesday, September 4, 2019

VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) - Virginia-based humanitarian organization Operation Blessing is sending relief teams to the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas.

Operation Blessing said in a statement that the first team will fly out Wednesday from Mexico and will include two water treatment experts and a medical doctor.

The team will focus on providing clean water, medicine, food and shelter. They will meet with emergency management officials and partners such as Water Mission, Wave 4 Water and Third Wave Volunteers.

A second Operation Blessing team is expected to arrive Thursday. The organization plans to distribute solar-powered lights as well as water tablets and filters. They’ll also bring in a mobile water treatment system.

Operation Blessing is based in Virginia Beach.



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