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Massive Storm Devastates St. Vincent and the Grenadines

January 22, 2014

Nearly one month ago, a severe storm moved through the Caribbean, bringing torrential rains, landslides and destruction to the island nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG).

1994 Goldman Prize winner Andrew Simmons and his team at JEMS Progressive Community Organization are calling for donations to assist in disaster relief efforts currently underway.

Donations can be made to the Red Cross of SVG or to the High Commission of SVG. For more information on the storm and for ways you can help, please visit their Facebook pages:

Red Cross of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines 

High Commission of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

Andrew Simmons was awarded the Prize in 1994 for spearheading a community-based environmental movement in SVG by establishing JEMS, a volunteer community development organization that uses literacy and skills programs to motivate communities to protect the island’s natural resources.

Simmons is now based in the UK, but will be traveling to St. Vincent next month to assist with the disaster relief effort. He will update us on his work and travels in the coming months, so be sure to check back often for updates.

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