Bermuda Red Cross is launching a disaster appeal for those affected by the La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent.
Help people in crisis today. Families urgently need your help. Act now and you will help save lives.
The La Soufrière volcano first erupted on Friday, blanketing the island in a layer of ash and forcing some 16,000 people to evacuate their homes. Residents in Barbados, nearly 200km (about 124 miles) to the east, have also been urged to stay indoors.
Scientists warn that eruptions could continue for days – or even weeks. There has been a massive power outage following another explosive event at La Soufriere Volcano with the majority of the country out of power and covered in ash.
Homes across the island, which has a population of around 110,000, have been covered in white-coloured volcanic dust and rock fragments.
Thousands of people have been forced out of their homes and the water supply to most of the island has been cut off. About 3,000 people spent Friday night in emergency shelters.
Your donation today will make a difference. The Red Cross are on the ground providing vital aid and search and rescue support.
Bermuda Red Cross is accepting financial donations ONLY to assist the International Red Cross appeal to perform its tasks in assisting the many communities affected.
Donations can be made by direct deposit into the following account:
Bank of N.T. Butterfield 20 006 060 663859 200
Or go online to our website www.bermudaredcross.com to use your debit/credit card, or call us at 236-8253 Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 4:00 pm with your card details or mail or stop in at our offices:
Bermuda Red Cross
La Soufriere Volcano Appeal
9 Berry Hill Road,
Paget DV 03