Miramar accepting donations for La Soufrière volcano relief drive

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The city of Miramar is having a community donation drive to help the residents of St. Vincent and the Grenadines who were impacted by the La Soufrière volcano eruption on April 9.

Accepting nonperishable items, the donation drive takes place from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily at any Miramar fire station. Along with essential items such as water and food, the relief drive will be taking personal hygiene items, medical supplies, batteries, flashlights as well as other general supplies.

The collected supplies will be shipped to St. Vincent through partnerships with the Janice Lyttle Foundation and Global Empowerment Mission.

“Our hearts go out to all the residents of St. Vincent and the Grenadines and the surrounding areas that have been affected by the La Soufrière Volcano eruptions,” City Manager Vernon Hargray said in a statement. “This donation drive is the least that we could do to assist these residents with much-needed supplies like water, nonperishable foods, flashlights and toothpaste and protective equipment like face and dust masks.”

According to the latest report from the Pan American Health Organization, the area is reporting flooding and landslides from heavy rainfall and power outages. As a result of early evacuations, officials have not reported any deaths or injuries due to the eruption.

For large donations, call 954-602-4357, while monetary donations can be made by visiting miramarfl.gov/relief or texting “relief” to 888777.

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