“Why should we give support to St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)?”
Sewa TT’s said it’s guiding principles is – the World is One Family. St. Vincent and the Grenadines are our Caribbean sister island and we have a duty to help family members.
“Barbados is also our Caribbean sister island and is coming under strain with ashfall and yet, is still assisting SVG in any way that they can. We are reminded of the kindness Barbados showed our citizens during this pandemic. They have demonstrated how the Caribbean family should live as one.”
“The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has assessed and produced a list of needs for SVG. From our experience in previous local and regional disasters there are several common items that are required in every natural disaster. In assessing these disasters, post-response, we have noted that many persons send items that are not required which confuse and add an extra burden on the already strained systems of the disaster area. Sewa TT’s position is to comply with the lists of items required so that we do not add to the problem. We are in regular communication with our local Office of Disaster Preparedness (ODPM) who is advising on updates to the list.”
Sewa TT said it is committing to provide 2,000 buckets with food and medical supplies that are non-perishable and, as much as possible, produced by local suppliers.