This is an urgent assistance request for St Vincent and the Grenadines
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.
The bank details for the official charity we are working with are given below – please donate if you can:
Wise Bank, 56 Shoreditch High Street, London E1 6JJ, United Kingdom
Account name: UK – SVG Friendship Trust
Account number: 67153523
Sort code: 23-14-70
IBAN (to receive GBP from UK only): GB20 TRWI 2314 7067 1535 23
GoFundMe – UK-SVG COMBINED RESPONSE TO LA SOUFRIERE ERUPTION: https://www.gofundme.com/f/uksvg-combined-response-to-la-soufriere-eruption?qid=80fa1fd988e2b3d4b8de3d0146408e85
You can also donate essential items to be shipped out – here is a list of required items and how to donate.