PHILIPSBURG: Rendering assistance to the volcano-affected people of St. Vincent is still on the minds of the St. Maarten community. Highlighting this is a recent Windward Islands Bank (WIB) St. Vincent Relief Drive held amongst staff members.
WIB staff collected and packed 14 boxes comprising clothing for children and adults, nonperishable food items, and sanitary goods. The staff came together to sorted all items received and packed them into boxes for shipment to St. Vincent as soon as possible.
The boxes were delivered to the St. Vincent Relief Drive on St. Maarten where representative Gus Thomas received the boxes and thanked WIB and its staff for this community-minded effort.
WIB thanked all of its staff members who contributed and helped with this good cause.
The humanitarian crisis caused by volcanic eruptions on St Vincent will last for months, a UN official has warned.
About 20,000 people have been evacuated from their homes since La Soufrière volcano began erupting in April. It had not previously erupted since 1979.