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Local Organizations Collect Relief Supplies For St. Vincent Volcano Victims

La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent.
La Soufriere volcano in St. Vincent.

South Florida organizations are joining forces to get relief items to people affected by volcanic eruptions on the Caribbean island of Saint Vincent.

Miami Broward One Carnival has partnered with South Florida Carnival Bandleaders Association and Caribbean Heritage of Florida to collect supplies at locations in Miami-Dade and Broward counties.

“We’re just trying to do our best to help our brothers and sisters in the Caribbean and as a community,” said Caribbean Heritage of Florida board member Asa Sealy. “Coming together during this time to bring everyone together to make a difference.”

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Sealy said ongoing relief supply collections take place daily at Joy’s Roti Delight in Lauderhill and the Miami Carnival’s office in downtown Miami.

On Saturday, April 17, the organizations will host a collection drive from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. where items will be prepped to be shipped to the island. Soccer Town Pembroke Pines will also be collecting relief supplies during that time.

“We‘ve really seen that the community has come together no matter which island that you’ve come from, a ton of support coming across the U.S. from people wanting to help our brothers and sisters in St. Vincent,” Sealy said.

The items they're looking for include things like: toilet paper, washing detergent, dish soap, sheets and blankets, baby formula, cots, water, sanitary napkins, face masks, hand sanitizers, diapers, water, soap, baby wipes, toothbrushes and toothpaste and more. Find more details here.

Drop-off locations for Saturday, April 17:

Joy's Roti Delight
1205 NW 40th Ave.
Lauderhill, FL 33313

Miami Broward One Carnival office
18425 NW Second Ave.
Miami Gardens, FL 33169

Soccer Town Pembroke Pines
1381 NW 129th Ave.
Pembroke Pines, FL 33028

Andrea Perdomo is a producer for WLRN News.
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