Tyler Perry is letting those in the Bahamas know that he hasn’t forgotten about all they’ve had to endure thanks to Hurricane Dorian.
The television and movie mogul is using a personal asset — a seaplane — to transport relief supplies to the Abaco Islands, a portion of the tropical region hit particularly hard by the potent monster of a storm this week, TMZ reported Friday.
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Perry’s plane, which is based in Nassau, had already made two trips on Thursday and the “Madea Goes to Jail” writer, actor and producer-director hopes to send several more supply shipments – water, juice, diapers, sleeping bags, not to mention an array of personal hygiene products and other essentials.
On Wednesday, Perry sent a heartfelt message to those in the Bahamas, where he owns a 25-acre island named White Bay Cay as well as a seven-acre island – both of which he bought in 2009, according to The Wall Street Journal.
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“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 said in a caption accompanying a tranquil Instagram sunset photo. “You’re not only in my heart and my prayers, you’re in my blood. God bless you. Stay Bahamas strong. The sun will shine agin [sic]. #HurricaneDorian”
In addition to providing Abaco residents with much-needed assistance, the gossip outlet reported, Perry’s seaplane has brought back seven passengers who were in need of medical attention. The passenger list included a number of small children as well as a pregnant woman.
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