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Tyler Perry Is Using His Personal Plane To Send Aid To The Bahamas

Tyler Perry Is Using His Personal Plane To Send Aid To The Bahamas

The outpouring of love and support for Bahamians after the damaging effects of Hurricane Dorian has been amazing. 

Now world renowned actor, filmmaker and playwright, Tyler Perry, is also stepping up to do his part by sending aid to the residents of the Bahamas, Fox 5 DC reports. 

Perry announced earlier this week via social media that he was planning to send help. 

"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 wrote. 

The 49 year old mogul chartered his private seaplane to send relief supplies to the Abaco islands, one of the most devastated areas in the Bahamas. He packed the plane with supplies including water, juice, diapers, hygiene products, sleeping bags and more. The plane made at least two trips on Thursday and Perry hopes to send several more shipments. 

He also brought back 7 passengers on the return trip including a pregnant woman, small children and others who needed immediate medical attention. The category 5 storm left 30 people dead and an island in shambles. Abaco was one of the places hit the hardest, with much of the island underwater. 

Perry is one of many people going above and beyond to help, including celebrities Ludacris and Rihanna. Hampton University is even offering free enrollment, room and board to University of Bahamas’ students displaced by Hurricane Dorian. 

Thank you to Tyler Perry and everyone else doing their part. For more information on how you can help, check out this list created by The Washington Post below. 

Photo Courtesy of Tyler Perry Studios