U.S. Embassy Facilitates Humanitarian Assistance Shipment to St. Lucia

U.S. Embassy Facilitates Humanitarian Assistance Shipment to St. Lucia

On January 17 and 19, the United States Government, through the United States Agency for International Development’s (USAID) Denton Program, delivered a humanitarian assistance shipment to St. Lucia valued at USD$35,413. The Good News Project, an American volunteer organization based in Wisconsin, donated the shipment, which consisted of clothing, building materials, and medical supplies. Recipients of the shipment included Victoria Hospital, one health clinic, two schools and four nursing homes. The donations were distributed in St. Lucia by the Archdiocese of Castries.

This shipment was facilitated through the Denton Program, which is jointly administered by USAID, the U.S. Department of State, and the U.S. Department of Defense. The Denton Program allows donors to use space available on U.S. military cargo planes to transport humanitarian goods and equipment to countries in need.

“We are pleased to be able to facilitate the delivery of this generous donation from the Good News Project to the people of Saint Lucia,” said Linda Taglialatela, U.S. Ambassador to Barbados and the Eastern Caribbean. “This is another good example of the Denton Program stepping in to assist those in need in the Eastern Caribbean.”

2 Comments

  1. appreciative
    January 21, 2017 at 9:46 pm Reply

    Nice gesture. I hope the stuff will be used to benefit those who need it.

  2. Mr. Bourne
    January 22, 2017 at 11:41 am Reply

    Dear Editor,
    We welcome the goods and services rendered to our people, however, how comes St Jude’s hospital not included in this generous donations from the US Denton program.
    Furthermore, St Jude’s hospital have accepted patients that’s been unable to receive continuing medical care at Victoria or doctors were unable to proper diagnose certain illness from and suffering patients for a long time.
    Tell me something isn’t wrong with this picture.
    Where is St Judes cut ah?

    Concern citizen
    C Bourne.

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