The Diocese of Kingstown, in its response to the current crisis in St. Vincent and the Grenadines following the explosive eruption of the La Soufrière volcano on April 9, 2021, has launched various initiatives to aid in the relief for those persons who are most affected.
In a letter to the clergy on April 15, 2021 Bishop County announced that Fr. Kevin Murray has been appointed to lead CARITAS SVG which would be responsible for spearheading the relief efforts in the Diocese. CARITAS is an international Church organization that ‘responds to disasters, promotes integral human development and advocates on the causes of poverty and conflict.’ On April 20, Fr. Kevin reported that approximately 180 cases of water were received from CARITAS Grenada and from donors in St. Lucia. Other items such as canned food have also been received and distributed to shelters and private homes where evacuees reside throughout the Diocese. The Bishop is encouraging persons wishing to contribute to the relief efforts to do so through the Diocese by sending to RC Diocese of Kingstown, C/O Fr. Kevin Murray, The Pastoral Centre, Edinboro, Kingstown, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, VC0 100. You can also contact Fr. Kevin at 784 533 2726 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Disaster Relief Fund
An account designated towards disaster relief has been established in the Diocese. Persons wishing to contribute to the fund can now make deposits to BOSVG account #801414 – The Roman Catholic Bishop of Kingstown – Disaster Fund. For more information regarding wire transfers etc. please visit www.catholicsvg.org