News Release

Church Donates Food Hampers to NEMO in Saint Vincent

These food supplies will bless two hundred (200) household/families who are in shelters amidst the La Soufrière volcano eruptions and explosions

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated 200 food hampers to the Saint Vincent and the Grenadines National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO) on April 13. These food supplies will bless two hundred (200) households/families who are in shelters  due to continuous eruptions and explosions of the La Soufrière volcano.

The hampers include crackers, cocoa, pasta, spaghetti, milk, sausage, canned beef, toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, paper towel, cooking oil, peas, rice, brown sugar, white sugar, flour, disinfectant, bottled bleach, soap, salt, laundry detergent, and peanut butter.

Ms. Michelle Forbes, director of NEMO expressed gratitude as she recalled past occasions in which the Church delivered hygiene kits to the organization. “I think this will be a good opportunity to see how we can go forward with other important joint humanitarian projects on the island,” said Ms. Forbes.

Members worked tirelessly from 9:00 am to 10:30 pm to buy and package all items and they successfully handed over the hampers. “It was a lovely sight to see the love and care spreading within the Church building among friends, families, members, and people from the community. Despite the disaster, we still felt hope and charity,” said Ronique Forbes, Church Communication Director in Saint Vincent.

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