The National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO), has partnered with the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross, in an attempt to provide relief to the people of Dominica, in wake of the destruction of Tropical Storm Erika.
In a media briefing this morning, the organizations made an appeal to Vincentians to donate generously to the relief effort and return the love that was shown to us by our sister island in the aftermath of the December flood of 2013.
Director General of the local Red Cross, Bernard Marksman, asked that only the items specified, be donated at this time.
Meanwhile, Deputy Director of the NEMO, Michelle Forbes, said that we can learn a lot from Tropical Storm Erica. She said that it’s always best to remain vigilant even when the trajectory of a storm is not headed directly our way.
Persons interested in donating to the effort can do so from today to Monday September 7th, by bringing items to the NEMO headquarters in Old Montrose, their warehouse in Campden Park and at the Red Cross Headquarters in Kingstown.
Meanwhile, Director General of the Red Cross Society, Bernard Marksman, has asked, that clothing not be donated to the relief effort. He said that sorting the clothing is sometimes a waste of money, time and resources, as many a time, the items cannot actually be used.
Items can also be donated at Save-a-Lot, and all Greaves and Super J locations.