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Tyler Perry uses private plane to deliver supplies to Bahamas after Hurricane Dorian

Samson X Horne
In this Nov. 16, 2017, photo, actor-filmmaker and author Tyler Perry poses for a portrait in New York to promote his book, “Higher Is Waiting.” Perry is warning fans not to be scammed. The actor, comedian and director in a video says he’s not giving away anything on Facebook. (Photo by Amy Sussman/Invision/AP)

Tyler Perry is stepping up to the plate by using his resources to assist relief efforts in the Bahamas during the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian.

The Category 5 storm devastated the islands, leaving at least 20 people dead, according to The Washington Post.

According to TMZ, the actor is using his own personal seaplane based in Nassau to deliver relief supplies to the Abaco Islands. That area was one of the hardest hit by Dorian.

TMZ reported that Perry’s plane “packed with supplies” made two trips Thursday and the actor is hoping to send more supplies.

His efforts brought much needed bottled water, sleeping bags, diapers and other hygiene products along with other basic necessities. They brought back seven passengers on the return trip including small children, a pregnant woman and others who were in need of medical attention, the outlet reported.

Earlier this week, Perry had posted on Instagram that he intended to help.

“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. You’re not only in my heart and my prayers, you’re in my blood. Good bless you. Stay Bahamas strong. The sun will shine again.”

People from across the world have been donating money and supplies to help the island nation recuperate from Dorian’s catastrophic damage. The hashtag “Pray for Bahamas” also went viral in the wake of the storm.

Samson X Horne is a Tribune-Review digital producer. You can contact Samson at 412-320-7845, [email protected] or via Twitter .

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