Scotiabank has continued to support relief efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Individuals and families across St. Vincent are still contending with the effects of the eruptions of the La Soufriere volcano.
Many have been displaced and numerous efforts are being made to help ensure vital supplies and support are provided to them. To this end, Scotiabank has collaborated with the Salvation Army in Barbados through a donation of US$25,000 to assist in the provision of food and essential supplies to those in need.
“We want to show our support for those who are struggling in St. Vincent at this time,” indicated Suzette Armoogam-Shah, Managing Director, Scotiabank Barbados. “The Salvation Army is a community leader that has always been quick to respond to calls for humanitarian assistance. We’re pleased to help them continue their much needed relief work in St Vincent, helping persons get back on their feet.”
Major Brenda Greenidge, Divisional Commander of the Barbados Salvation Army commented: “We thank Scotiabank Barbados for this generous donation to the people of St Vincent. The Salvation Army St Vincent is still catering to the needs of those in shelter and those who have returned home and have found their homes devastated. We have already sent two shipments of water, cleaning and sanitizing supplies and food items to the Salvation Army St Vincent. This week, a further fourteen pallets of water, food items, toiletries, sanitizing and hygiene supplies will be shipped.” (PR)