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Saint Vincent Volcano Relief Fund

Saint Vincent Volcano Relief Fund

Help the people of Saint Vincent & Surrounding Islands


Following the awful volcanic eruption in Saint Vincent, the people of Saint Vincent in particular need our help. Sail Grenadines and Sail Ionian have set up the Saint Vincent Volcano Relief fundraiser to help those affected. As Katie is based in Bequia, she is able to source items requested by those on Saint Vincent – mainly food and clean water – and deliver to the island.

What’s Happened?


The island of Saint Vincent is in an emergency situation, the people need your help. On Friday, the La Soufrière volcano erupted for the first time since 1979.

The island is completely covered in thick ash, and 20,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes, leaving behind their belongings and livelihoods.

In the early hours of this morning (13 April), La Soufrière erupted in another huge explosion. Hot gas and volcanic material have been seen fast-moving down the southern side of the volcano, destroying everything in its path.

Ash from the volcano in northern Saint Vincent has also been falling in Barbados and Grenada, it’s being spread widely by strong winds.

What is the Current Situation?


The island is currently without an electricity supply, or clean drinking water. Approximately 20,000 people are in need of shelter and food.

Many of Saint Vincent’s population rely on farming, and although no lives have been lost to date, many livelihoods have been destroyed. For most, that is all they had.

With the volcano still steadily emitting a huge plume of ash, it shows no sign of stopping any time soon.

Read more here from the UN

What Can I do to help?


All donations will be gratefully received.

Your payment will appear as  ‘Ionian Air’ who are helping Sail Grenadines and Sail Ionian to distribute proceeds.

The TOTAL donation that you make will go into the Saint Vincent Volcano Relief Fund. We will keep this page updated.






 

Updates


12/04/21 Katie was in Barrouallie & Wallibalou on the West side of Saint Vincent with clean drinking water. These are both considered ‘safe zones’ yet still almost all of the families that they visited have no water for drinking. They are now also focusing on more long term solutions – providing tanks to collect water for the future, fishing gear and solar lighting.

18/04/21  Essential items such as non perishable food, clean water and sanitary items continue to be delivered to the residents of Saint Vincent

19/04/21 We have reached £1992 in donations so far – THANK YOU!!

20/04/21 Donations are at just over £2510 £2690– we are so grateful for your generosity!

22/04/21 Total received is now over £3220. Once again, we appreciate every penny donated, and it will all be going to help Saint Vincent.

05/05/21 We have reached £3447 – amazing!!