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NEMA spearheads a National Relief Supplies Drive for the Windward Islands affected by Hurricane Beryl

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by Eulana Weekes

St. Kitts and Nevis (WINN): The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA)  requested donations from the general public to support the relief efforts in St. Vincent and The Grenadines and Grenada.

 

The relief drive runs from July 05 to 19, 2024. Schedule drop off/ delivery to NEMA’s Warehouse will be Mondays to Fridays between 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

 

All packages for Grenada should be marked by the acronym GND and SVG for St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

 

A receiving officer must verify the contents of the packages before they are sealed.

 

The needs list for Grenada and its Dependents includes Non-perishable foods, cots and sleeping blankets, pillows, battery and battery packs, hygiene kits for adults, Hygiene kits for children, toiletries, first aid kits, hand sanitisers, sanitary napkins, baby pampers and wipes, baby formula, adult pampers, 5-gallon jerry cans for water, reflective vests, collapsible water bladders (3,000 gallons and bigger),  emergency solar/ battery operated radios, solar flashlights, fuel cans and notebooks, reading books, or colouring books for children.

 

The needs list for St. Vincent and The Grenadines includes cots and sleeping blankets, pillows, battery and battery packs,  hygiene kits for adults, Hygiene kits for children, toiletries, first aid kits, baby pampers and wipes, adult pampers, 5-gallon jerry cans for water, collapsible water bladders, battery/solar flashlights, single/ double mattress, rope, shovels and rakes.

 

Packages that are not aligned with the needs list will not be accepted.

 

Carriacou, Petite Martinique, Union Island, Mayreau, Palm Island and Canouan were severely impacted by Hurricane Beryl on July 01, 2024, leaving hundreds of people homeless.

 

Abdias Samuel, National Disaster Coordinator said, “Let us all mobilise our patriotic spirit in demonstrating solidarity with the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Grenada.

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