St. Vincent Volcano Emergency - updated 4/21/21
Project 14 supports the Baptist Bible College of the Caribbean (BBCC) in St. Vincent and the Grenadines. A volcano erupted on the main island in St. Vincent on April 9th, 2021. Twenty thousand people of this island nation of 100,000 had to be evacuated away from the northern end of the island where the volcano is located. St. Vincent is only 5 miles wide and 15 miles in length.
Many evacuees have taken shelter at the BBCC. These people need our help. There are immediate needs and ongoing longer term needs. Two churches were destroyed. Many homes were destroyed. It will be weeks or months before many will be allowed to go back and see what remains. No one knows how long the volcano will keep erupting.
Project 14 has mobilized a team of people to raise money and collect items needed immediately. We have partnered with www.myseahope.com to transport 60,000 lbs of supplies from Gulfport, MS to St. Vincent to depart on 5/11/21. For more info on our partner, click on https://mailchi.mp/3a53c0826b5e/for-a-time-such-as-this?e=d35e140454. We are collecting supplies to load and transport via truck to be able to load the boat on 5/8/21.
Please consider giving online through our website, www.p14gm.org, using the Give Button on the top right of any page. Be sure to write St. Vincent Relief in the designation/comments section of the Contact page submission when giving. You can give using PayPal, a credit card, debit card, bank draft or send a check to our address at the bottom of the page. A group of pastors on the Board of the BBCC will distribute the gifts received to those in need.
God bless you for your generous heart. We will publish updates as they become available. See pictures of the devastation below.
Note the church roof collapsed under the weight of the ash. This man covered in ash reminds you of pictures in NYC when the buildings collapsed on 911.
Notice the before and after satellite pictures where the volcanic ash covers everything.