Run Ottawa is hoping to play a small role in helping the victims of Hurricane Dorion put their lives back together.
The organization, which coordinates the Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend, has partnered with Julian of Norwich Anglican Church to donate more than 3,000 race shirts to the Bahamas.
The shirts, along with donations from the community, will be heading there next week.
"Like everyone else, we watched in horror as Hurricane Dorian destroyed the beautiful Grand Bahama and Abaco Islands," said Ian Fraser, Executive Director, Run Ottawa.
Organizers heard about the donation drive being put on by the church earlier this week and immediately decided to donate the shirts to the hurricane victims.
"We are so grateful to Run Ottawa for this generous donation," said Reverend Monique Stone, of Julian of Norwich Anglican Church. "The shirts, along with food and household goods donated by the community, will be going directly to those who have been left in the midst of dire circumstances."
In the past, Run Ottawa has donated race shirts all over the world, including to the victims of the 2017 Hurricane Irma on the island of Barbuda.