Why should we
give support to St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG)?
One of Sewa
TT’s guiding principles is - the World is One Family. St. Vincent and
the Grenadines are our Caribbean sister island and we have a duty to help our
family members. Barbados is also our Caribbean sister island and is coming
under strain with ashfall and yet, is still assisting SVG in any way that they
can. We are reminded of the kindness Barbados showed our citizens during this
pandemic. They have demonstrated how the Caribbean family should live as
Your contribution will help us to serve people in need.
The Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency (CDEMA) has assessed and produced a list of needs for SVG. From our experience in previous local and regional disasters there are several common items that are required in every natural disaster. In assessing these disasters, post-response, we have noted that many persons send items that are not required which confuse and add an extra burden on the already strained systems of the disaster area. Sewa TT’s position is to comply with the lists of items required so that we do not add to the problem. We are in regular communication with our local Office of Disaster Preparedness (ODPM) who is advising on updates to the list.
Sewa TT is committing to provide 2,000 buckets with food and medical supplies that are non-perishable and, as much as possible, produced by local suppliers.
How can the public contribute?
The public can make contributions at any of the participating supermarkets (listed below) and inform the cashier that you would like to contribute to the “Sewa TT SVG Volcano Relief”. They will accept your contribution and it will appear on your receipt. The supermarkets will then consolidate these funds and pass it on to Sewa TT to procure the required items and arrange with the ODPM for delivery.
All branches of:
Better Deal Supermarket
Best Deal Foods
M.S Food City Supermarket
Park View Supermarket
Persad's D’ Food King
PC Stop N Shop Supermarket
S&S Persad Supermarket
Tru Valu Supermarket
West Bees Supermarket
Buckets are on
the needs list and we have experience with maximising the use of buckets in the
past. They are strong, waterproof, and easy to handle, which makes them portable,
and easy to stack for transportation and storage. Each bucket has a seal that
must be broken to access its contents, which will indicate if someone tampers
How does this
help reduce the spread of Covid-19?
are collected at a supermarket where people go regularly in their normal course
of activities. We will not be exposing our volunteers to items from people's
homes which can increase the transmission of Covid 19. Sewa TT already has
established and practiced packaging protocols approved by our medical team,
witnessed by the TTPS and the ODPM in 2020 that we will implement to package
the items in the buckets, maintaining social distancing and a safe
Sewa TT also
takes this as an opportunity to keep in practice for the 2021 hurricane season
which is expected to be an active season which we must be prepared for.
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