St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN) The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) received a donation of emergency relief and other supplies from the SimplyHelp Foundation.
The foundation is a non-profit organisation based in Los Angeles dedicated to relieving poverty by providing emergency disaster relief, vocational training, and shelter and care for homeless, elderly individuals.
Including the two 40 foot containers filled with supplies to aid the agency’s response to disasters as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, SimplyHelp has distributed over 400 containers filled with supplies to countries stricken by natural disasters and poverty with food, medicine, clothing, toys, school supplies and more.
The donation arrived on Friday (February 04) and was received by Abdias Samuel, National Disaster Coordinator and Chairman of the National COVID-19 Task Force.
Mr. Samuel, in a release, stated, “We are going to do our best to ensure that all of our citizens benefit from this generous and well-needed contribution.”
Some of the supplies are earmarked for community use and will be distributed in collaboration with the Department of Social Development. Public service departments/agencies involved in healthcare, law enforcement, homeland security, education and others will benefit.
Assistance was provided by the Embassy of the Republic of China (Taiwan) and the Office of the Prime Minister in facilitating the donation.
SimplyHelp has been active in 30 countries with a strong presence in Central America and South-East Asia since 2000.