From the Morning Memo:

Lawmakers in the state Assembly this week are making a push to provide support and aid to areas in the Bahamas and the Caribbean that were devastated last week by Hurricane Dorian.

Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie, along with the Assembly Haitian Caucus, will announce plans today to work with the Consulate General of the Bahamas and the Bahamian American Association to help the areas affected by the storm.

Lawmakers’ offices will also host relief drive events to help Bahamians.

“The people of the Bahamas will undoubtedly face many challenges ahead, but New Yorkers are always ready to lend a helping hand,” Heastie said in a statement.

“I am grateful and proud that the Assembly Majority never hesitates to help those in need, and we are confident in the resiliency of our brothers and sisters in the Caribbean.”

The islands of Grand Bahama and Abaco, home to Haitian immigrants, were heavily damaged by the storms.

The relief effort includes Assembly lawmakers Michaelle Solages, Rodneyse Bichotte, Kimberly Jean-Pierre, Clyde Vanel and Mathylde Frontus.

“This disaster hit close to home for us all,” Bichotte said.

“A community known as The ‘Mudd’ located on the island of Abaco was built over decades by thousands of Haitian immigrants in search of a better life. The residential environment has now been completely reduced to rubble by the storm, where many of its residents remain unaccounted for. We play a vital role for this group of people – our voices strongly resonate for those who have been silenced.”