February 6, 2009
More humanitarian aid for St.Vincent and the Grenadines

Six clinics and nursing homes, one hospital, 34 schools, and six non-governmental organisations in St.Vincent and the Grenadines, will benefit from humanitarian aid from the U.S based Good News Project, along with their local counterpart in SVG.{{more}}

A shipment of aid was brought to St.Vincent and the Grenadines on Friday, January 30th , 2009, courtesy of the U.S. Air Force reserve Guard.

Good News is an ecumenical group of volunteers from Wausua, Wisconsin, U.S.A, who have been working in St.Vincent and the Grenadines since 1989. The following areas are scheduled to receive the assistance: Kingstown,and surrounding communities, including Indian Bay, Calliaqua, Mesopotamia, Cane End, Richland Park, Greggs, Lowmans, Stubbs, Georgetown, and Sandy Bay.

This donation was made possible by the Denton Program Commodities Transportation Programme jointly administered by the U.S. Agency for Inter Development (USAID), the Department of State (DOS), and the Department of Defense (DOD). The Denton Amendment provide the authority for the Department of Defense to use extra space on U.S. military cargo aircraft to transport humanitarian assistance, which consists of materials donated by non-government organizations, international organizations, and provide voluntary organization for human relief

Local representative of the Good News Project Greg Da Silva stated that the government of St.Vincent and the Grenadines continues to give concession on relief supplies and this shipment is an opportunity to showcase what goes on behind the scene.