Donated items ranged from much needed food supplies, to barrels full of clothes for boys and girls, to large pallets of bottled water. All items were desperately needed for the people of St. Vincent and the chain of islands that make up the Grenadines who are now struggling through the hardships of unexpected flooding from a tropical storm that claimed the lives of eight people on Christmas Eve.
"Everything in its pathway was destroyed ? homes, people, animals, farms, bridges," said Deputy Consul General Edson Augustus.
Reportedly 80 percent of the country is without water from pipes, and many are homeless.
"People have been bringing supplies, people have volunteered to pack, people have organized to get them transported," said Vincentian Narissa Morris.
At "Friends of Crown Heights" in Brooklyn, they have been sorting clothes and shoes and other items, packing them into barrels. Money is also needed.
"Friends of Crown Heights is run by a Vincentian, and this is where we come to get things done," Morris adds.
If you want to donate, contact:
St. Vincent Grenadine Consulate
801 Second Ave.
New York, NY