As ash coats the island of St. Vincent, RRT continues to come to the community’s aid, this time shipping in 250 RRT Food Boxes and 14,000 bottles of water for those displaced by the disaster.
More than 20,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes after the La Soufriere volcano began erupting, placing immense pressure on the government, local supplies and the community.
With one foot of ash coating the island, planes are unable to deliver the essentials such as food, water and sanitation products, so the demand for this type of support is rapidly surging.
RRT volunteers from Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad have banded together to assemble emergency RRT Food Boxes, ensuring those impacted by this disaster get the support they need in a timely manner.
RRT Caribbean General Manager, Mark DeCasseres, said the volunteers have been working hard to assist the St. Vincent community during this challenging time.
“RRT is pleased to do our small bit to help the community, and we will continue to support in any way we can,” Mark said
“The need is so great, and we have organized three additional shipments of RRT Food Boxes, water and essential sanitary supplies over the next two weeks to ensure people get the support they need,” Mark continued.
Over the last few weeks, RRT has produced, delivered and donated 438 RRT Food Boxes, gifting those displaced a total of 17,520 meals.
One Food Box recipient shared, “Thank you RRT, thank you for not forgetting us”.
RRT will continue to provide support where and when it is needed most.