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Florida man spends $50K at Costco for Dorian survivors in Bahamas


A Jacksonville, Florida man who was trying to remain anonymous — and still is, at least in name — was spotted dropping $45,000 on 100 generators for survivors of Hurricane Dorian in the Bahamas last week.

Caught surreptitiously by Facebook user Alec Sprague, the unidentified man also bought a few thousand dollars’ worth of food and other supplies, the Miami Herald reported, bringing his total to $50,000. Those included peas, beans, coffee, salt, pepper and other essentials, according to CNN.

“I had to go up there to him and say, ‘Thank you for doing this,’ ” Sprague told CNN. “I am so glad to see someone doing this.”

The man donated the supplies to an effort started by the wife of a fishing guide who hails from Abaco, which was devastated by the storm. The Errol Thurston Bahamas Hurricane Relief Fund had raised $120,581 as of Sunday evening, toward its $500,000 goal.

Category 5 Hurricane Dorian slammed into the Bahamas over Labor Day weekend, leveling huge swaths of the archipelago in the north and decimating the Abaco Islands and causing a good $5 billion in damages. It parked over the island chain for days before moving up the U.S. East Coast, making landfall briefly to devastate Ocracoke Island off North Carolina before moving out to sea and then hitting Nova Scotia as a powerful tropical storm.

The Bahamas were by far the hardest hit, with at least 43 people dead but many more potentially interred in the rubble of decimated Abaco Island.