NODS RESPONDS WITH FIRST SHIPMENT OF RELIEF SUPPLIES TO ST. VINCENT
Antigua and Barbuda is providing relief supplies to the volcano-stricken island of St. Vincent.
The National Office of Disaster Services (NODS) has shipped a 20-foot container of supplies to volcano ravaged St. Vincent and the Grenadines, to assist residents there who have been displaced by the recent volcanic eruptions.
Among the items which left the island via a boat last evening (April 12) were water, water tanks, blankets, generators, mosquito nets, cots, towels, sheets, lanterns and flashlights.
Some of these items were contributed by local businesses and organizations while others were taken from the national warehouse.
NODS Director Philmore Mullin says officials in St. Vincent have indicated that the need now is for water, dry goods and toiletries.
He says requests are for bulk water instead of the smaller bottles.
Mullin says that those wishing to donate towards the relief effort can contact NODS.
He says that donations received will be for general distribution and persons are asked not to send packages for families, relatives or friends.