ONE: How to help
From the St Vincent & the Grenadines High Commission in London:
As you know the activities at the La Soufriere volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have become a matter of serious concern and that the Prime Minister issued an evacuation order for people living around the area of the volcano. That order affected in excess of 20,000 people. In less than 24 hours more than 2,000 people entered shelters provided by the Government. This number will inevitably increase. These shelters are schools, churches, community centres and hotels.
The evacuation process will increase depending on the intensity of the volcanic eruption.
Three cruise ships from Royal Caribbean and two from Carnival have offered their assistance for evacuation. The ships started to arrive last night and will continue to do so. Assistance have been offered to take persons, if the need arise, by several countries of CARICOM.
The resources of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are very limited and any assistance you can give will be greatly appreciated
Thank you for your interest in our small nation and for your usual co-operation.
TWO: Support the GoFundMe campaign
There’s another way in which you can assist the people of St Vincent via a GoFundMe donation. Here are the details – https://gofund.me/90dbdc94
THREE: Share your suggestions
If you’d like to put forward your own ideas on other ways in which we can help the people of St Vincent. Email the Caribbean Skills Bank at this link – firstname.lastname@example.org
Find out more about the Caribbean Skills Bank, launched to harness the power of the Caribbean Diaspora for support in times of emergency and in future resilience building. Our partners provide links to jobs in the Caribbean as well as skills support from afar. We look forward to hearing from you.