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Flow supports relief efforts to send supplies to SVG

PRESS RELEASE: As part of a collaborative response to support humanitarian efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG) following the eruption of La Soufrière volcano, Flow has partnered with Road Town Wholesale Limited, Delta Petroleum and Nagico Insurances to ship 2600 cases of water to be received by the National Emergency Management Organisation in SVG.

Country Manager, Ravindra Maywahlall said that on learning of the level of disruption caused to the people of SVG, we immediately mobilized resources in partnership with Road Town Wholesale Limited, Delta Petroleum and Nagico Insurances to send the container.

Maywahlall said: “We in the BVI, know all too well the devastating impact of a natural disaster of this magnitude. We are extremely pleased that we are able to help our brothers and sisters in SVG. Given the level of support we received from around the region in the aftermath of Hurricanes Irma and Maria, we are happy to be able to reciprocate and offer support to our Caribbean neighbors in their time of need.”

Speaking on the donation, Stacey Roberts, NAGICO’s Sales and Retention Manager said “NAGICO Insurances here in the BVI is pleased to be joining with Road Town Wholesale, Flow and Delta Petroleum to deliver much-needed clean water to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. We are responding in a timely manner by providing a 40-foot container of water. We remind ourselves that as a BVI community we are a generous people. Despite the fact that we may still be recovering from two massive storms and coping with the global COVID-19 pandemic, we will always lend a helping hand to our Caribbean counterparts.”

Delta Petroleum Country Manager, Robert Liburd added: “We as a company not only stand in solidarity, and with prayers for the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, but more importantly with action. Therefore, we along with other corporate citizens have come together and have sent to SVG over 62,400 bottles of water which is a commodity that is in high demand due to the disruptions caused by the volcano.”

Managing Director for Road Town Wholesale, Neil Hayes stated: “We wanted to help people as quickly as possible. The best way of doing this was to send a container of water directly to SVG from Florida, where it will reach the affected residents in just a few days. The reports regarding the shortage of clean drinking water are very concerning and we just hope this container goes some way in providing some relief at a time of crisis”

Flow has also partnered with the BVI Rotary Family and donated mobile phones to assist with a fund-raising telethon on Thursday, April 15.

The proceeds of the telethon will be sent to the Rotary Club of St. Vincent and the Grenadines to support relief efforts on the ground.

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