This Beasley Best Community of Caring report urges you to donate to efforts to help the Bahamas after the devastation of Hurricane Dorian. Read more below and please consider donating to Red Cross efforts HERE.
Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on Sunday (Sept. 1) and left a lot of destruction in its wake. CNN reports that Dorian killed at least 30 people, with those numbers expected to rise, and wiped out countless buildings. This includes a famous bar where Justin Bieber and Hailey Baldwin celebrated their engagement last summer.
TMZ reports that Nipper’s Beach Bar & Grill in the Bahamas is all but ruined after the Category 5 storm. In TMZ’s before and after photos, the multi-leveled bar on Great Guana Cay in the Abacos has been destroyed by the winds and torrential rain. The structure is surrounded by downed trees, the roofs have been damaged, and the deck has been ripped apart.
The bar had been around for more than 20 years and was a hotspot for celebrities since it was open 364 days a year from dusk until dawn. Bieber and Baldwin partied the night away there after getting engaged on the island in July 2018. In an interview with Vogue‘s 73 Questions, Baldwin revealed how Bieber proposed. “We were on a trip to the Bahamas and were alone in a house, just the two of us,” she said, adding, “It was very special.” In fact, the couple would return to the Bahamas just a month after they were engaged to celebrate some more.
Nipper’s is just one of the many businesses in the Abaco islands that have been destroyed by the storm. In a tweet from hurricane chaser Josh Morgerman, who was on the ground during the storm, he called Abaco “an absolute catastrophe.” You can donate to Red Cross efforts in the Bahamas HERE.