To assist our brothers and sisters in St Vincent and the Grenadines in wake of the eruption of La Soufrière, The Archdiocese of Port of Spain is mobilising the following:
1.Taking up a second collection at Masses on Saturday, April 17 – Sunday, April 18
2. Faithful are also invited to drop off envelopes labeled ‘St Vincent and the Grenadines’ at any church liturgies/offices
3. Contribute online via catholictt.org from Saturday, April 17 – Friday, April 30 CLICK HERE
The Living Water Community has also mobilised to assist SVG
Donations can be made in the following ways:
1. For US Donations
4. Drop off at LWC Centres: Frederick Street, Port of Spain and Nazareth House, Marryat Street in San Fernando.
This is a developing list. Please stay tuned for updates
Updates from SVG
NEWS784, an online-only daily newspaper reported massive power outages as the island was plunged into darkness at 1 am Sunday due to the volcanic eruptions.
Trinidad-born Fr Collin Jackson who assumed his duties as priest in the Kingstown diocese last August, told Catholic News on Monday, there was no water in taps since Saturday afternoon.
“I have a shelter with ten persons here and we have no water to bathe. I suppose we have to ration, and we will get water again.”
He mentioned that the Diocese’s “biggest concern” is providing meals and water to those in shelters.
The cleaning up activity, he shared, “will be another story”.
Meanwhile, the Sisters of St Joseph of Cluny’s Sr Jacinta Wallace, Superior in Kingstown was seen in a Facebook video on Sunday sweeping ash in the Convent.
“We have to cover up everything, move everything…at least we had the little rain fall so hopefully the ash fall would ease up. Its good and bad but…we trying to do what we have to do,” Sr Martha Sebastien said in the video.
St Vincent and the Grenadines’ National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) on Monday via their Facebook page said that ash particles can be breathed into lungs. They can cause runny nose, sore throat, hacking cough, wheezing or shortness of breath.