News Americas, KINGSTOWN, St. Vincent, Mon. May 3, 2021: Lahars or mudflows and landslides triggered by the La Soufrière volcano and earthquakes that went with it in St. Vincent and the Grenadines are adding to the woes of persons who have been most impacted by the explosive eruptions that begun on April 9th and last occurred on April 22nd.
Among the areas most impacted are Sandy Bay as well as Buccament Bay and Chateaubelair, where foundations and roofs of homes have collapsed, huge boulders and broken uprooted trees have made their way into ash covered areas as residents are forced into schools serving as shelters and animals are wandering around hungry.
News Americas News Network is in St. Vincent along with executives of Invest Caribbean + The Ritzury Group, covering the impact of the devastation which has displaced over 13,000. Today, we spotlight on some of the victims of the La Soufrière volcano.
The Saint Vincent Volcano Disaster Relief GoFundMe by Invest Caribbean and The Ritzury Group is raising immediate funds to satisfy urgent needs, while medium term, the two agencies plan to use ongoing donations to focus on bigger issues like housing, relocation, clean-up efforts, and humanitarian aid. Long-term relief will take the form of financial aid for families still in SVG, care of elderly, care of students and access to continuing education.