Friday, January 24, 2020

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.”

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