St Vincent is among Caribbean countries that GlobalMedic and Air Canada have teamed up to help with relief supplies for the 2019 Atlantic hurricane season.
“It is important that we get these relief supplies into the islands early and before the hurricane season gets into full gear”, said Jeff Edwards, General Manager, Cargo Network Control, Air Canada.
“We have an interest in not only flying people to the islands, but we also have a responsibly to assist these islands we serve especially in times of disaster.
GlobalMedic is responsible for getting the supplies through donations and sponsorship and Air Canada is responsible for shipping the relief supplies to the islands to which they operate.
“GlobalMedic could not have done this work without donors like Proctor and Gamble, our volunteers and our partner Air Canada. We will make available 500 kits to St Vincent”.
“This kit is essentially a hygiene kit that is ideally suitable for a family of five. It contains a water purification kit, toothpaste, soap, and toothbrushes”.
“From experience, we know that we have to protect health and well-being of families if displaced by a disaster: We will also be working on preparing an Emergency Food and Disaster Kit as well”, said Singh.
GlobalMedic is the operational arm of the David Mc Antony Gibson Foundation (DMGF). We operate as a registered Canadian charity, and our mandate is to save lives by providing short-term, rapid response in the wake of disasters and crisis, both at home and abroad.