UK-SVG COMBINED RESPONSE TO LA SOUFRIERE ERUPTION


Assistance Request for St Vincent and the Grenadines


9 April 2021

As you know the activities at the La Soufriere volcano in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have become a matter of serious concern and that the Prime Minister issued an evacuation order for people living around the area of the volcano.  That order affected in excess of 20,000 people.  In less than 24 hours more than 2,000 people entered shelters provided by the Government.  This number will inevitably increase.  These shelters are schools, churches, community centres and hotels.

The evacuation process will increase depending on the intensity of the volcanic eruption. 


Three cruise ships from Royal Caribbean and two from Carnival have offered their assistance for evacuation.  The ships started to arrive last night and will continue to do so.  Assistance have been offered to take persons, if the need arise, by several countries of CARICOM.


The resources of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines are very limited and any assistance you can give will be greatly appreciated


Thank you for your interest in our small nation and for your usual co-operation.

The bank details for the official charity we are working with are given below:


NAME OF BANK              Wise Bank

56 Shoreditch High Street

London

E1 6JJ


ACCOUNT NAME            UK-SVG Friendship Trust

ACCOUNT NUMBER       67153523

SORT CODE:                     23-14-70

REFERENCE:                     VOLCANO


IBAN (to receive GBP from UK only)

GB20 TRWI 2314 7067 1535 23


If you are not in the UK please contact us for more information.



PayPal: https://paypal.me/uksvgfriends


GoFundMe - https://gofund.me/90dbdc94 in the section ‘Tip GoFundMe’ you can adjust the amount given to the platform.


The High Commission for St Vincent and the Grenadines is with working closely with the UK-SVG Friendship Trust and SVGDRIP-UK


Please note that the UK-SVG Friendship Trust is registered as a charity at Company House, registration number 12787657, as a private limited company without share capital. An application has been made with the Charity Commission for registration with that regulatory body as income is now over £5000 which is one of the stipulations.




Contributions can also be sent directly to the Government Disaster Relief Fund


Bank of America

SWIFT Code: BOFAUS3M


Bank of New York

SWIFT Code: IRVTUS3N


Name:            Government and St. Vincent and the Grenadines
                        Accountant General - Disaster Relief Fund


Bank:              Bank of St. Vincent and the Grenadines


Address:        Bedford Street, Kingstown, St Vincent and the Grenadines


Account No:  137741


Swift Code:    NCBVVC22



Online:             www.helpstvincent.com



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