Rapid Relief Team (RRT) Delivers Hope to Farmers Affected by La Soufrière Eruption
RRT volunteers in the Caribbean continue to support people impacted by the La Soufrière eruption, this time donating six large water tanks to bring hope and relief to farmers affected by this disaster.
In collaboration with the Ministry of Agriculture in St. Vincent, the RRT water tanks vary in size from 400-gallons to 1,000-gallons and will be donated to farmers in need at the discretion of the Ministry of Agriculture.
General Manager for RRT in the Caribbean, Mark DeCasseres, says the water tanks will go a long way in supporting local farmers.
“The agricultural impact of the La Soufrière disaster is immeasurable, and farmers are amongst those who have been hardest hit by the eruption.
“RRT is humbled to do our small bit to lift the spirits of farmers impacted and help them on their journey to recovery through the donation of these water tanks, which will provide vital water supply to farming families,” Mark said.
Since April 2021, RRT volunteers near and far have banded together to support the St. Vincent community.
To date, RRT has collaborated with the National Emergency Management Office (NEMO) to distribute 16,238 RRT Food Boxes, which is equivalent to 649,520 meals, to people in dire need. RRT has also shipped in and donated 14,000 bottles of water and assisted the local government to provide essentials such as baby care items.