A man in Florida spent $50,000 at Costco on supplies and generators for the Bahamas

A man in Florida spent $50,000 at Costco on supplies and generators for the Bahamas

Hurricane Dorian devastated the Bahamas. Now, a Floridian man has stepped in to help those affected, spending $50,000 on supplies and generators.

According to CNN, the precise amount, $49,285.70, bought the man 100 generators and other household supplies, which are now being shipped to the affected area.

A man in Costco. Credit: Facebook / Alec Sprague

"It's important that we help each other out," the man told CNN. "It's better than just sitting there. You see a need and you fill it."

The man's generosity was noted by Facebook user Alec Spargue, who took a picture of him making his purchase, which saw him spend $450 on each generator.

"All I could do was shake his hand and thank him," Sprague wrote of this random act of kindness. "There still are good people in the world!"

The destruction caused by Hurricane Dorian. Credit: Getty

The unnamed man who purchased the generators and supplies is friends with a Bahamas tour guide operator, Errol Thurston. She is now helping to transport the items to the area by boat or plane.

She took to Facebook to share pictures of the important shipment, which also includes chainsaws.

"We have a lot of guys with planes to take it over," Thurston told CNN. "There are hundreds of local captains with boats who are ready on standby to take the generators and chainsaws by boat."

The Bahamas is also receiving assistance from the US Military, who are helping with the search-and-rescue mission, and providing vital resources like logistical assessments for non-governmental organizations.

At least 20 people lost their lives due to Hurrican Dorian, which hit the area as a Category 5 storm. It raged for two days, starting on Sunday, and at its most fearsome, it had winds of up to 185 mph and gusts of 225 mph.

Bahamian Prime Minister, Hubert Minnis, has said that thousands have been forced out of their homes, and that the death toll is expected to rise.