SVG Red Cross hands over Community  Response Equipment
Director General of the SVG Red Cross (centre) with members of the Overland/Magum CDRT with some of the emergency response equipment donated under the SVGRCs Community Resilence Project
Press Release
February 18, 2022

SVG Red Cross hands over Community Response Equipment

The St Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross (SVGRC) last Friday, February 11 handed over a quantity of emergency response equipment to members of the Overland/Magum Community Disaster Response Team (CDRT), at Overland under its Community Resilience Project.

Director General of the SVG Red Cross and representatives of the Overland/Magum CDRT sign off on the community equipment

A release from the Red Cross said Red Cross Director General, Dora James handed over the equipment valued at EC$6,000 which was received by members of the Overland/Magum CDRT.

James encouraged the recipients to be good custodians of the equipment and wished them well in their future endeavours. The 15 member strong CDRT had previously received personal emergency equipment and members were presented with the opportunity to be trained in emergency response.

The core areas of training provided to the Overland/Magum CDRTs to respond to community emergencies included: Shelter Management, Health in Emergencies, Fire and Light Search and Rescue, Psychosocial Support, Gender and Child Protection and Community Engagement and Responsibility.

Principal of the Tourama Primary School, Ruth Woods was also on hand to witness the handover of the equipment.