GoFundMe launched to aid St Vincent volcano disaster relief

April 09, 2021
Screenshot of the GoFundMe page.

A St Vincent Volcano Disaster Relief GoFundMe has been launched to help raise immediate funds to satisfy the urgent needs of displaced individuals to Barbados, as well as those who have now been forced into shelters, hours after the La Soufrière volcano in St Vincent and the Grenadines erupted.

The GoFundMe was launched by Invest Caribbean, the NY and South Florida-based global private sector investment agency of the Caribbean, and its partner, The Ritzury Group.

The goal is to help financially support the long-term needs of many Vincentian families, students and children who will be displaced for months to come.

The immediate financial prerequisite is to buy and provide key items such as food and water, non-perishables including canned goods and juice, toothpaste, toothbrushes, toilet paper, soap, deodorant, shampoos, sleeping mats, blankets, feminine hygiene products, masks, baby diapers, hand sanitisers, manual can openers, buckets, masks, mosquito repellent, first-aid kits, and antibiotic ointments, the agency said.

Funds raised will also go to serve the direct needs of individuals and small grassroots organisations supporting those directly displaced by the ongoing disaster.

Individuals can make donations to this emergency effort now at https://www.gofundme.com/f/saint-vincent-volcano-disaster-relief

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