Left: Children play at the emergency shelter in Buccament Bay. Right: An infant survivor collects a goody bag, courtesy the DRP collaboration. (DRP photos)

Two days after the floods that affected areas of St. Vincent, DRP leader Anesia Baptiste on Friday, Dec. 27, 2013, collaborated with New York Based Community Group JEMS Hope for Home, members of the Thusia Seventh day Adventist Church and other contributors, to provide assistance in the form of water, food, clothing and shoes to two of the shelters in Buccament and Rose Bank.

Baptiste also took gift bags for some 40 children at the shelters and engaged the children in prayer and games to help bring cheer and comfort to their experiences.

As Christians, Baptiste and her team led persons in prayer and biblical exhortation to strengthen their hearts in this difficult time. The children present were also given gifts and games and both adults and children engaged in games for a light moment.

Baptiste also took food packages to a family in Petit Bordel.

Expressing condolences to the families who lost lives in the disaster, Baptiste wished the surviving members the comfort of God through His Holy Spirit.

Survivors from Spring Village bow for a prayer of thanksgiving, followed by biblical exhortation.

Noting that she is aware of many relief efforts taking place to assist the country at this time, Baptiste expressed gratitude to all agencies and governments, including neighbouring countries such as Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada and Barbados.

Baptiste also said she is thankful for all the efforts of Vincentians and other friends in the Diaspora. She also commended the work of local Vincentians and friends in assisting the Central Water and Sewerage Authority in their work to restore pipe borne water after the disaster.

2 replies on “DRP assists persons displaced by 24/12/13 disaster”

  1. Steve Huggins says:

    These signal efforts by Senator Baptiste and the DRP connections are highly commendable.

    Behold how GOOD AND PLEASANT it is in the sight of all, humans and God, when brethren dwell and WORK together in harmonious unity.

    The immediate post-April 1979 LA SOUFRIERE VOLCANIC EMERGENCY was our greatest hour in SVG history. This national tragedy demands even more, brethren.

    The horrific times requires that every Vincentian man, woman, youth and child do our duty.

  2. STEVE, I whole heartedly agree with you.

    ANESIA, thank you and members of the Thusians, and JEMS, for your joint appreciated help both spiritually and for the packages that you all distributed.

    Peter

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