Canadian manufacturers donate PPE to help SVG – Searchlight

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BARRY HUNT, President of the Canadian PPE Manufacturers Association (CAPPEM) (front left), Fitzgerald Huggins (front right), SVG Consul General and other CAPPEM members share a virtual handshake

MANUFACTURERS of Canadian PPE equipment mobilize to help residents of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines after the community was devastated by a series of volcanic eruptions that rocked the Caribbean island and continue to spit ashes across the island.

The effects have been devastating for the small Caribbean island and the community is appealing to the international community to help with reconstruction efforts.

“The people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines have already been hit hard enough by the effects of COVID-19,” said Barry Hunt, president of the Canadian PPE Manufacturers Association (CAPPEM).

“After learning of the devastation of this beautiful island, my colleagues and I were forced to act, we hope that this donation from the members of our association will help ensure the safety of the inhabitants of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines”, Hunt said.

“We are very grateful for the generosity of Canadian PPE manufacturers in donating to the people of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines,” said Fitzgerald Huggins, Consul General, “the donation of over one million masks community members will ensure they are protected as we begin the difficult task of rebuilding our community, Huggins said.

CAPPEM members ship a variety of PPE products to the Community of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, including surgical masks, respirators, reusable masks and filters, and a number of other PPE products.

CAPPEM and the Community of Saint Vincent are also incredibly grateful for the donation of free delivery services provided by FedEx Canada. This PPE equipment will help the community of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines to be protected not only from COVID-19 but also from the smoldering ash that continues to spit out. [the soufriere volcano].