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How Latter-day Saints Show Their Faith Amidst Volcano Eruption in Saint Vincent

Packaged food hampers and water have been distributed among those affected

Members and leaders of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saint in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines continue to support those affected by the eruptions and explosions of the La Soufrière volcano.

“The humanitarian actions include a donation of US$11,000 to Salvation Army to help distribute food and water, and 450 cases of water were delivered to the National Emergency Management Organization (NEMO). A shipment of 1000 hygiene kits is being organized and will be delivered this week and next,” stated Josue Vanderhorst, Self-reliance and Welfare Manager of the Church in the Caribbean Area.

Leaders of the Church are exploring possibilities to collaborate with other NGOs to help alleviate the situation for the people affected on the island. Latter-day Saints voluntarily continue to express their faith and desire to help by putting together and distributing some 350 food hampers given to NEMO, members of the Church, and people in the community.

This afternoon, some portable toilets and showers were installed around the Kingstown chapel of the Church, functioning as a shelter for 44 people at this moment.

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