The SVG Red Cross is set to receive a 40ft container from the Caribbean Veterans Community and the Royal Navy Association for distribution to individuals and communities affected by the La Soufriere volcanic eruption. The container will be carrying 32 pallets of aid including mattresses, hospital mattresses, medical supplies, PPE, sanitary products, health care workers uniforms, children clothing and activity kits, hand sanitisers and toiletries. Recognising the urgent need for these relief supplies, the Trust is paying the shipping and handling fees from the UK to St. Vincent ensuring that we collaborate with like-minded organisations as part of our disaster relief mandate.
Help us reach £250K!
We are now closer than ever before to reaching our £250,000 target that was set only 3 weeks ago! Over 7000 donors have contributed to the success of our funding appeal and we are grateful for your support. Now, we must work together for that last big push to get over the finish line! At the time of writing, we need a further £2,252.00. We can get there if you commit as little as £5 or ask a friend to tell a friend to be a friend! If you know someone who hasn’t donated then please reach out by sharing our GoFundMe page https://gofund.me/90dbdc94 along with our blog at the following link Blog – UK SVG Friendship Trust detailing what we are doing with your hard earned money that is gifted to us.
We know that the road ahead will be long so while we will reflect on the achievement of crossing the £250K mark soon, we are cognisant that the road to recovery will be bumpy as we approach the hurricane season next month. We are not sure what the recovery will look like or how long it will take. What is certain is that the needs of our families and friends will move beyond nutrition. In a prolonged crisis, the mental health and well-being of everyone including responders through psychosocial support must be prioritised. Our children must also not be left behind. We are happy that many individuals who work in this space has reached out to us to help create initiatives to tackle this problem.
The UK-SVG Friendship Trust will be on the front line for the duration of the crisis with your continued help. We doubly commit to you that our aid will benefit the people directly affected and/or displaced by the volcanic eruption.
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