Canadian retail company donates to relief effort
NORTH YORK retail management company, J2 Retail Management Inc., has made a significant donation of 28000 items of clothing to help the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines after the island was devastated by a series of volcanic eruptions that rocked the Caribbean Island’s economy.
The effects have been devastating for the small Caribbean island and the government has appealed to the international community for aid in the rebuilding efforts. As of April 9th, 20,000 citizens have been evacuated from their homes and have gone into shelters in the safe zones.
“The economy of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines has already been devastated by COVID19 and now the effects of these eruptions,” said Brian LeSaux, J2 Retail Management Inc., “After learning of the devastation to this beautiful island, my business partner Jodie Wolfe and I felt compelled to act. We feel very sad that this is happening and we feel for the children who had to leave the comfort of their homes. We hope that this donation will help to lend some comfort to the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines especially the children”, said Brian.
“We are so grateful for the generosity of J2 Retail Management Inc. for this donation to the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,” said Fitzgerald Huggins, Consul General.
“The donation of 28000 items of clothing for children and adults valued at Canadian $1.5M is quite overwhelming. I can assure you that these items will reach the persons who were displaced and they will be gracious recipients”, said Huggins.
The items donated include clothing for children and adults, toys and learning aids for children.