The Management, Staff and Students of the University of the West Indies Open Campus are contributing to the ongoing recovery effort, in the wake of the flooding and landslides during the Christmas Holidays.
A release from the UWI says the Principal and Pro Vice-Chancellor of the Open Campus, Professor Hazel Simmons- McDonald has launched a region wide campaign involving all Country Sites and Departments of the Open Campus, to bring relief to the affected Islands.
The UWI says bank accounts have also been established for the receipt of monetary donations.
The first shipment of supplies arrived from the Open Campus in Barbados, via the Barbados Coast Guard on Sunday December 29th, with a second shipment arriving on the 31st.
Since then, the National Emergency Management Organization NEMO has received supplies from the Open Campus in Trinidad and Tobago, transported via the Trinidad Army, on December 31.
Supplies were also delivered to the Trinidad Red Cross for shipment to the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross.
Shipments of food, water and other supplies are expected to arrive from open Campus Country Sites in the upcoming weeks and months.
The Management, Staff and Students of The University of the West Indies Open Campus have extended condolences to the families who lost loved ones, homes and possessions in the floods and landslides of December 24-25 2013.