Kelowna man burns up phone lines in assisting Bahamian family; says more people need help


A Bahamian family that lost everything in hurricane Dorian’s destructive path arrived in the Okanagan late Tuesday night.The efforts involved in getting them to B.C. were complicated but successful, thanks to a Kelowna man who knows the family well.And by complicated, it’s exactly that.A heartwarming reunion as a family from the #Bahamas arrives in Canada for their first time ever. A friend helped get them out after their home was devastated. #HurricaneDorian #ylw #Kelowna— Jules Knox (@Jules_Knox) September 10, 2019
READ MORE: Hurricane Dorian: B.C. man goes to great lengths to bring Bahamian family to the Okanagan“We met Dexter and his family while they were working at my family’s bar down there,” Mike Carter said after Dexter Ferguson, his wife Bridgenna and their son, Dexter Junior, landed at Kelowna International Airport.“When the hurricane hit, and we realized the devastation of it all, I started going through my phone book and trying to text everybody to see if everyone was safe,” said Carter.“[Dexter] was one of the first people to respond that he was safe, but he had lost his house. So we stayed in contact after that, and, as the situation worsened, we realized that it was a very bad situation, and then started our relief efforts to get him out [and] off the island, which turned out to be a very hard situation.”WATCH BELOW: extended interview with Mike Carter of Kelowna

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