Red Cross asks for assistance for the Eastern Caribbean Islands

Tuesday, January 7th, 2014

Tuesday, 07 January 2014

Dominica-Flooded-Courtesy-SVG-TVThe Belize Red Cross today announces the launching of an appeal for financial donations only to assist victims of disasters that affected the Eastern Caribbean Islands of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, Dominica and St. Lucia. This appeal is being launched in solidarity with the University of the West Indies Open Campus in Belize.

During the Christmas holidays the islands were affected by heavy winds and torrential rains which caused mudslides and tsunami type floods resulting in several deaths, destruction of homes and millions of dollars lost in agricultural crops.

The Belize Red Cross and the UWI call on all Belizeans to assist thousands of our Caribbean brothers and sisters affected by this disaster. Former students of Mona, Cave Hill and St. Augustine Campuses of the University of the West Indies are being urged to support this appeal.St-Lucia-Road-Damage-Courtesy-SVG-TV

Donations received will be forwarded to the International Federation of Red Cross which is spearheading efforts in support to families and farmers in the three islands on behalf of the Movement.

The Director General of the Belize Red Cross humbly reminds everyone that Belizeans reside on or attend the universities on these islands and have also been affected.Dominica-Damage-Courtesy-SVG-TV

Any individual or company wishing to make a monetary contribution to this appeal can do so to the Belize Red Cross bank accounts at any of the 5 local banks countrywide.

For more information please call Communications Officer, Rodel Beltran Perera @ 227-3319/3617 of Mrs. Jane Bennett at U.W.I. at 223-0484

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