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V.I. Soccer Association Collecting Donations for Volcano Relief

U.S Virgin Islands Soccer Association

The USVI Soccer Association along with the members and stakeholders of the association are spearheading a relief drive to support residents of the eastern Caribbean nation of St. Vincent and the Grenadines, which has been affected by the eruptions of the La Soufriere volcano, which began April 9.

The explosive eruption rocked the La Soufriere volcano has been followed by a series of violent eruptions and pyroclastic flows over the next few days.

More than 16,000 people have been forced to evacuate their homes, and the resulting fall of ash has covered large parts of the island in a heavy layer of dust, according to reports.

In a news release issued Sunday, Soccer Association President Hillaren Frederick and General Secretary Lishati Bailey said USVI Soccer will accept donations on both St. Thomas and St. Croix from Monday, April 19, through Friday, April 30. The relief effort will accept donations on St. Croix at the Bethlehem Soccer Complex and on St. Thomas at the Viking Corporation, 340-776-1536, located behind the Roy Lester Schneider Hospital, across from the Self-Storage.

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The association asked people to drop off their donations from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Due to COVID-19 protocols, all donated items must be new and unused/unopened, the association’s news release said.

The association requested donations of:
– Diapers
– Cleaning Supplies
– Personal Hygiene items
– Non-Perishable items
– Bottled water

The association thanks the Viking Corporation for assisting with accepting and consolidating the donations on St. Thomas.

More information on USVI Soccer Association can be obtained by calling 340-719-9707 or sending an email to usvisoccer@gmail.com.

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