Duggar Hurricane Relief Efforts: Did They Do More Harm Than Good? An Investigation

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While the United States was spared the brunt of Hurricane Dorian's impact after a close call, the storm brought utter devastation to the Bahamas, which may never fully recover from the impact.

As a result, many who were loaded up and ready to assist in the clean-up efforts in Florida (or Alabama, if you went by President Donald John Trump's forecast), decided to set out for the Bahamas instead.

Among those who made the trip were several members of the Duggar family, the controversial TLC reality stars turned humanitarians.

And while assisting with hurricane relief efforts is generally a rather admirable pursuit, just about every project the Duggars undertake is motivated by their endless pursuit of the almighty dollar.

Now, an investigation by some of their critics say their Bahamas trip was no different - and they may have done more harm than good during their time in the ravaged nation.

Take a look:

1. The Team

The Team
Jason, James, John David, and Jana Duggar all made the trip, along with their brother-in-law Austin Forsyth. As you can see, the oft-maligned Jana Duggar didn't make the cut for the group photo.

2. Odd Woman Out

Odd Woman Out
Many fans were upset that the Duggars seemed to be downplaying the contributions of the only female volunteer - especially since this particular female seems to spend all her time supporting her family members while getting none of the attention or credit. But those Jana-related complaints soon gave way to even more troubling concerns.

3. Keeping Mum

Keeping Mum
Typically, something like volunteering as part of a hurricane relief effort is something that the Duggars would go on crowing about for months - admirable, and positive PR for a family that needs it.

4. All Is Not Well

All Is Not Well
But if you follow them on social media, you've likely noticed that they're strangely quiet aboug their time in the Bahamas. It's like they were never there. Why is this, you ask?

5. Austin Comes Home

Austin Comes Home
Joy-Anna Duggar posted this picture to celebrate Austin's return just a few days after he left for the Bahamas, and as far as we can tell, the trip was never mentioned again by her or anyone else.

6. Helping or Hurting?

Helping or Hurting?
The reason for this unexpected silence is not that the Duggars decided, for once, to be humble about their "humanitarian" efforts. Rather, the lack of discussion about it appears to be prompted by the fact that, by all accounts, their time in the Bahamas was a disaster.

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