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BVI’s Rotary group hosting telethon to raise $50K for St Vincent

Assistant Governor for Rotary District 7020, Ryan Geluk

The Rotary group in the British Virgin Islands is attempting to raise $50,000 to assist St Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) which is being greatly affected by eruptions from the La Soufriere volcano.

To that end, the BVI Rotary group will mount a telethon to purchase urgent amenities needed to assist St Vincent residents.

Rotaractors and Interactors will also form a ‘Bucket Brigade’ to collect donations from persons on their way home. This is scheduled to happen between 4 and 6 pm — just before the telethon begins.

The local Rotary group said they will be relying on the Pan American Health Organization and Rotary International with the hope that essential items can be “immediately purchased and shipped to the nearest port for transfer to SVG”.

“Helping our neighbours and countries which have suffered various forms of devastation is part of the DNA of Rotary,” said Assistant Governor for Rotary District 7020, Ryan Geluk.

“Rotary in the BVI has been doing this for more than twenty years and we are most grateful to the community for the support that they give us every time. I encourage the BVI community to give as generously as they can, notwithstanding the difficult circumstances in which many of us find ourselves,” he added.

The telethon is expected to be aired on all social media platforms, as well as on 284 Media, JTV, and as many radio stations as possible.

For further information, please contact Assistant Rotary Governor Geluk or Past Assistant Rotary Governor, Lorna Smith.

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  1. Musa says:

    If we can collect back some of we tax payers money from the plane deal that will be easy to reach your target.

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    • Thanks Musa says:

      Because I know this is the same gentleman involved with the plane scandal.

      $50,000 is small change compared to the missing $7 milli

  2. Banking on the poor says:

    U all still begging the poor to feed them after eluding from there earnings…that politics still working boi…hmmm.

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  3. not a dime of mine's says:

    and after the money reaches st.vincent it will be given to the elites and political cronys? yeah!

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  4. SMH says:

    SVG BVI Association whey yuh dey? Support Your Own time to step up to the plate. Can’t blame Virgin Islanders who don’t want to help. It’s quite obvious One cannot get blood from a stone.

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  5. Date? says:

    What date is telethon?

    • Jane says:

      Thursday April 15th (7.00pm – 9.30pm)
      Please call one of these numbers to donate during this time:
      542 6434 / 542 0192 / 541 7460 / 541 3712 / 541 5741 / 541 3346 / 541 8372 / 541 0555 / 541 2899 / 541 2698

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