iLIVE Radio Network sends relief to Saint Vincent & the Grenadines
The world watched in fear as the eruptions of the La Soufrière Volcano situated in the north of the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines began on 9 April 2021 and displaced close to 20,000 persons.
The iLive Radio Network around 3 continents wasted no time in supporting these victims like many other organisations from around the world. iLive Radio UK, Canada & Caribbean pulled together and publicly launched their iLive Volcano Relief Appeal.
With donations sent in from local individuals and businesses to iLive’s Network of radio stations and being delivered to various shipping agents in both Canada & Trinidad, iLive UK called upon Alban Hippolyte (A Hipps Shipping Service Ltd) in the UK to send barrels of aid to St. Vincent in order to help the victims in their phase one operation.
Items such as clothing, non perishable foods, baby products & sanitary products were collected and dispatched.
With help from the iLive on the ground team in Rillan Hill, SVG – Karissa Samuel, Phylicia Frederick, Jocelyn Collis & Nathaniel Frederick quickly and effectively ensured the aid received reached those most vulnerable in the eruptions.
Another appeal for help was broadcasted from iLive Radio UK and footage courtesy of MCDC was posted all over social media of Vincentians in need ofworldwide help to support those who had not been able to get themselves back up and running, after the volcano had somewhat simmered down.
The Aftermath of the eruption caused many mudflows (lahars) which resulted in the lost of homes, businesses and the ash fall from the volcano covered the entire island, which meant farmers had lost all their valuable crops.
Phase Three of iLive’s operation to help the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines was to take things onto a bigger stage as news of the after effects of ‘La Soufriere’ slowly disappeared from the media and yet, thousands of people are still going without.
iLive UK decided to host a fundraiser event in collaboration with Alexa Albert which would spread knowledge and awareness of this disaster to generate more help from locals, nationals & internationals.
Mr James gave a detailed report of the ongoing situation in SVG and what we as a community could do in support of the victims and what aid would be needed going forward. He humbly extended thanks and gratitude on behalf of St.Vincent and the Grenadines for all the support and love and to those who have continuously helped the island get back up on its feet.
Donations raised at the iLive Volcano Relief was £250 which will go towards helping support families in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Donations can still be made via PayPal https://paypal.me/pools/c/8yDtCcRbSh