An anonymous man in Jacksonville, Fla. spent $49,285.70 at a Costco on Wednesday for 100 generators and household supplies to be sent to victims of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas.
The man paid $450 per generator, and also picked-up food and coffee for the survivors, CNN reported. He will temporarily store the items in Stuart, Fla., on the state’s south eastern coast, just over 100 miles from hardest hit Grand Bahama island, until they can be transported by an associated.
“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.”
Middleburg-resident Alec Sprague took photos of the philanthropic Costco shopper, with his back to the camera, and posted the image to Facebook, which has been shared now 37,000 times.
“All I could do was shake his hand and thank him,” Sprague commented. “There still are good people in the world!”
A friend of the generous man, Errol Thurston, will transport the supplies by boat or plane. Thurston, a tour-guide operator in the Bahamas, posted more images of supplies being loaded into the back of a pickup truck, including chainsaws.
“We have a lot of guys with planes to take it over,” he told CNN. “There are hundreds of local captains with boats who are ready on standby to take the generators and chainsaws by boat.”
Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas on Sunday with Category 5 storm strength. Thousands of homes on the archipelago’s north islands have been leveled, and at least 20 people there have been declared dead — a number Bahamian Prime Minister Hubert Minnis expects to climb.
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