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St. Vincent and the Grenadines Relief

St. Vincent and the Grenadines Relief


 

Ash falling like snow astonished residents of several Caribbean islands, surrounding the island of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, in the aftermath of the La Soufrière volcano eruption on Friday April 9th, 2021. Dormant since 1979, this volcano came alive with a visible lava dome and explosive eruption of ash covering the island below. 

Helping Hand USA has launched an emergency relief campaign for its Latin America and Caribbean Relief fund as needs assessments are underway.

Situation on the Ground

Pyroclastic flows that contain a high-density mix of hot lava blocks, pumice, ash and volcanic gas threaten the island residents.

 

Friday’s eruption caused a layer of ash to blanket the island below and led to 16,000 residents to seek immediate shelter. Major power outages accompanied with thunder and lightning are exacerbating the situation on the ground. Scientist have predicted eruptions to continue for up to a week after this initial blast. Residents are staying in emergency shelters as water supplies have been cut off.

HHRD Works in the Region

In LAC, HHRD has responded to many Major Disasters, plus have Seasonal Programs in several countries; while in Haiti, HHRD has  developmental projects like Orphan Support & Skills Development & Livelihood Program; and in Peru has Skills Development & Livelihood Program for local population and Venezuelan  Refugees

 

Helping Hand USA has had a stable presence in the Caribbean islands since the devastating earthquake that rocked the country of Haiti in 2010. The Youth for Haiti program has allowed countless college students the opportunity to witness first-hand the humanitarian efforts of. It continues to provide long term rehabilitation relief for this disaster-prone country. More recently, hurricanes Irma and Maria ravished the islands of St. Martin, Dominica, Tortola, Puerto Rico, and Barbados. Team members visited these islands for needs assessments.  

HHRD Recognized Amongst Top Zakat Charity

HHRD�s philanthropic programs have not gone unnoticed, we are ranked among the top-rated Zakat Eligible Charity in the USA. HHRD received an overall score of 98.23 out of 100, reflecting the trust HHRD has earned with US based donors

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