2021

St. Vincent Volcano

mission specific press
CNN
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

Summary Stats

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Plane with Family Necessities Kits
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Value of Supplies Shipped
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Containers Delivered
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Containers in Transit

Phase 1:

Disaster Relief

Global Empowerment Mission Bstrong in partnership with the Janice Lyttle Foundation 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.

On April 14, 2021 GEM shipped $623,080 of supplies consisting of 9,600 blankets, 46,080 hand sanitizers, 15,120 masks (kn95), 250 bags of rice (20lbs), 330 family necessity kits.

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

On April 21, 2021 GEM will ship another batch of containers with 1000 Kits with other pertinent supplies.

These efforts will continue throughout this first phase.

Special thanks to 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

Special thanks to our transport partner:

Special thanks to our volunteers partner:

Special thanks to our product donors:

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