St. Vincent Volcano

GEM mission specific press
Parts of Caribbean island of St. Vincent unrecognizable after volcano erupts
Jamaica Observer
Kevin Lyttle rallies to St Vincent's rescue
Searchlight VC
Global Empowerment Mission delivers supplies to evacuation centres
South Florida Caribbean News
Kevin Lyttle Hails South Florida’s Caribbean Community Support of St. Vincent
Boat International
Star of the Sea provides disaster relief after La Soufriére eruption
New York Daily News
CARIBBEAT: Volcanic eruptions continue on St. Vincent, residents get relief, but COVID fears loom
South Florida Caribbean News
U.S. Caribbean Strong Volcano Relief Volunteers Needed in South Florida
Miami Herald
Volcano continues rocking Caribbean island of St. Vincent. UN appeals for international help
NewsCo Observer
Hodges Bay Lends a Helping Hand
South Florida Caribbean News
South Florida’s Caribbean Strong Organizes Relief Drive for St. Vincent Volcano Victims

Summary Stats

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Phase 1:

Disaster Relief

Global Empowerment Mission Bstrong in partnership with the Janice Lyttle Foundation, US Caribbean Strong and Aerial Recovery Group is responding in the first phase disaster response for the ongoing St. Vincent Volcano eruptions.

On April 13, 2021 GEM delivered and distributed Family Necessities Kits to various shelters such as the Calliaqua Anglican Primary School Emergency Shelter, St Mary’s Roman Catholic School and the Victoria Park, Carnival Stadium through our ground partners. In addition, GEM is working with St. Vincent’s Cultural Ambassadors who are hand delivering GEM bstrong Family Kits directly to homes across St Vincent.

To date, GEM shipped $1,043,965 of supplies consisting of 2 containers with 9,600 blankets, 46,080 hand sanitizers, 35,140 masks (kn95), 250 bags of rice (20lbs) and 8 containers of GEM bstrong Family Necessities Kits.

These efforts are in coordination with Prime Minister Ralph Gonsalves office and NEMO.

Special thanks to The Miami Foundation, Paul Graver, Rania Sassine, Sandy Lane Yacht Club, Hodges Bay Antigua, Star of the Seas, Chris Harding, Hodges Bay Antigua, Dr. Jackie PJ, Philip Mortstedt, Dillet Davis, Vincent Beauvarlet, Tim Forderer, Tropical Shipping and Dr. Jackie P James, Marlon Hill and Kevin Lyttle.

Special thanks to our transport partner:

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