Tyler Perry uses private plane to deliver supplies to Hurricane Dorian survivors in the Bahamas
Actor Tyler Perry is using his personal private plane to deliver vital aid to survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
According to a recent report by TMZ, the Hollywood star has been using his personal seaplane, which is based in Nassau, to fly supplies to the Abaco Islands – which have been devastated by horrendous storms.
Perry's plane has already allegedly made two trips tp the Abaco Islands since September 5, bringing water, juice, sleeping bags, diapers, and hygiene products, as well as bringing back seven passengers (some small children and a pregnant woman among them) who needed medical attention.
The altruistic actor even took to social media earlier this week to publically express his support for victims of the disaster, and to raise awareness of the huge relief effort needed to save those still affected.
Uploading a picture of a beautiful beach sunset, Perry captioned the post: "To all the incredible people of the Bahamas who have welcomed me and called me an adoptive son, I want you to know that I am watching closely, and as soon as I can, I will be there to do whatever I can to help you rebuild stronger and better."
Perry continued: "You’re not only in my heart and my prayers, you’re in my blood. God bless you. Stay Bahamas strong. The sun will shine again."
The category five hurricane has provoked an urgent humanitarian crisis. Around 250 people have evacuated the island of Abaco on a boat bound for the Bahamian capital, Nassau, and more are expected to flee in the coming days.
Per BBC News, the United Nations estimates that around 70,000 people have been left in need of immediate humanitarian relief after their homes were destroyed by the hurricane. The islands have a population of about 400,000.
If you'd like to help those affected by the disaster, then please consider making a donation to the relief fund here.