When Giving becomes Personal: La Soufrière Disaster Relief Efforts
In April 2021, Caribbean Aesthetics donated 5% of our profits to the Miami foundation’s efforts to help the citizens of St Vincent after the devastating eruption of La Soufriere. On April 9th, La Soufrière explosively erupted on the Caribbean Island of St. Vincent. For nearly a week, periodic eruptions have covered the island in ash and volcanic flows of molten rock and gas have gushed down the mountainside. Residents were displaced and left without clean water or electricity. Over 20,000 people had to leave their homes. This is the first eruption in almost 42 years, and it is feared that this volcano will continue to be active in the coming months.
It’s not too late to help.
Even though it’s been a few weeks, life has yet to return to normal. Heavy flooding and mudslides are damaging battered areas already burdened by heavy ashfall. Vincentians are still in need of bottled water and non-perishable items. If you’d like to help, here are a few organizations to consider:
- Food for the Poor: foodforthepoor.org/vincent
- Give Miami Foundation: miamifoundation.org/volcanorelief
- Kevin Lyttle La Soufriere Disaster Relief Fund– The Janice Lyttle Foundation in partnership with the Miami Foundation & Global Empowerment Mission(GEM) is raising funds to benefit the disaster relief efforts. – https://gofund.me/02f638cd
You did that!
As someone with family ties to St. Vincent, I’m really grateful for the generosity shown by fellow Caribbean islands and the UN to help Vincentians return to some sense of normalcy but, most of all, I’m grateful to all of you for enabling Caribbean Aesthetics to support great causes while purchasing something lovely for your home.
Do remember that 5% profit of every item is donated to a charity dedicated to education and community development. If you have a charity you’d like to see sponsored, you can submit your nomination to email@example.com.
Thank you and take care,
Julia from Caribbean Aesthetics.