North York- North York retail management company, J2 Retail Management Inc., has made a significant donation of 28000 items of clothing to help the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines after the island was devasted by a series of volcanic eruptions that rocked the Caribbean Island’s economy.
The effects have been devastating for the small Caribbean island and the government has appealed to the international community for aid in the rebuilding efforts. As of April 9th, 20,000 citizens have been evacuated from their homes and have gone into shelters in the safe zones.
“The economy of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has already been devasted by COVID19 and now the effects of these eruptions,” said Brian LeSaux, J2 Retail Management Inc., “after learning of the devastation to this beautiful island, my business partner Jodie Wolfe and I felt compelled to act. We feel very sad that this is happening and we feel for the children who had to leave the comfort of their homes. We hope that this donation will help to lend some comfort to the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines especially the children, said Brian”
“We are so grateful for the generosity of J2 Retail Management Inc. for this donation to the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,” said Fitzgerald Huggins, Consul General, “the donation of 28000 items of clothing for children and adults valued at Canadian $1.5M is quite overwhelming. I can assure you that these items will reach the persons who were displaced and they will be gracious recipients, said Huggins.”
The items donated includes clothing for children and adults, toys and learning aids for children.
ABOUT THE CARRIBEAN ISLAND OF SAINT VINCENT
The Caribbean island of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines is located in southeast Winward Island of the Lesser Antilles, which lies in the West Indies at the Southern end of the eastern border of the Caribbean Sea where it meets the Atlantic Ocean.
Earlier this month a series of volcanic eruptions rocked the community causing 20,000 people to be displaced from their homes. The community now begins the daunting task of cleaning up and rebuilding these once quaint villages.