Emergency aid for victims of the volcanic eruption on St. Vincent

Emergency aid for victims of the volcanic eruption on St. Vincent

On April 10th, the volcano La Soufrière erupted on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent. After the initial eruption more followed daily. Almost 30,000 people were evacuated from the danger zone or had to flee. St. Vincent and the neighboring island of Barbados are covered in a layer of gray ash - St. Vincent has no clean drinking water. Hurricane Elsa is also making reconstruction more difficult and there are warnings of further hurricanes in the coming weeks. The people who have fled St. Vincent are currently being cared for in around 100 camps - including around 5,000 children. As the founder of the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation and Honorary Consul General of Barbados in Germany, Regine Sixt supports the children affected on St. Vincent. Also, SIXT USA sent around 200 company-sponsored play tents to the island on behalf of the Regine Sixt Children's Aid Foundation. In addition, SIXT employees in Fort Lauderdale donated over 100 essential childcare items such as baby diapers, wet wipes, and baby food, as well as toys and clothing for children. “We quickly determined it was very important to help and provide relief for the disaster in St. Vincent. I want to thank our entire team here in Ft. Lauderdale for their immense efforts to donate essential items, such as clothes, tents, baby items and toys to the affected children.” - Thomas Kennedy, President and CFO of SIXT USA The relief supplies were delivered by container ship from the port of Miami directly to St. Vincent. The Caribbean-based organization "World Pediatric Project" managed the reception of the shipment and the distribution to the many camps on the island.

In ca. 100 Lagern werden die geflüchteten Menschen auf St. Vincent derzeit versorgt- darunter ca. 5.000 Kinder. Als Gründerin der Regine Sixt Kinderhilfe Stiftung und Generalhonorarkonsulin von Barbados in Deutschland, unterstützt Regine Sixt die auf St. Vincent betroffenen Kinder. SIXT USA sendete im Namen der Regine Sixt Kinderhilfe Stiftung rund 200 vom Unternehmen gesponserte Spielzelte auf die Insel. Zusätzlich spendeten SIXT-Mitarbeiter in Fort Lauderdale über 100 wichtige Kinderpflegeartikel wie Babywindeln, Feuchttücher und Säuglingsnahrung sowie Spielzeug und Kleidung für Kinder.

„Wir haben schnell festgestellt, wie wichtig ist, bei der Katastrophe in St. Vincent zu helfen. Ich möchte dem gesamten Team hier in Fort Lauderdale für die immensen Bemühungen, den betroffenen Kindern wichtige Dinge wie Kleidung, Zelte, Babyartikel und Spielzeug zu spenden, danken.“ – Thomas Kennedy, Präsident und CFO von SIXT USA

Die Hilfsgüter wurden per Containerschiff vom Hafen von Miami direkt nach St. Vincent geliefert. Die in der Karibik ansässige Organisation „World Pediatric Project“ verwaltete den Empfang der Sendung und die Verteilung auf die vielen Lager auf der Insel.