Delco sending supplies to help Dorian-ravaged Bahamas

The Delaware County Fraternal Order of Police have collected supplies to send to the storm-ravaged Bahamas.
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By KYW Newsradio 1060
CHESTER, Pa. (KYW Newsradio) — With lights and sirens blazing, police from across Delaware County dropped off about 20,000 pounds of donated supplies at the port in Chester so they can be packed up and shipped to the hurricane-ravaged Bahamas. 

The Delaware County Fraternal Order of Police spent the past week collecting the supplies.

"Water, Gatorade, snacks, toiletries, sheets, pillows — things like that," said Chris Eiserman with the Delco FOP.

Eiserman says originally they expected the supplies would go to Florida or the Carolinas, but they shifted gears when they saw the destruction in the Bahamas.

"Every little bit helps," Eiserman said. "The Bahamas have been devastated, so it's the little things like this that we can do to help these people get back on their feet and get their lives moving forward again."

Because of Dorian's mass destruction, it's a challenge to get supplies where they need to go, but Mike Gerace, whose company is helping to pack, store and ship the supplies, says it's a challenge they'll gladly accept.

"This is what we do every day," Gerace said. "The big thing is we're helping people that need help."