07.06.2017

Medicine Drive for Venezuela

The Venezuelan Association of Saint-Martin is organizing a medicine drive until June 9th.

The Venezuelan Association of Saint-Martin is rallying to face the political, economical, and social crisis sweeping across Venezuela. “There is a real need for humanitarian aid, but we are mainly looking for medication”, the Association’s President Paula Peraza said. The obvious reason is that the country has been plagued for months by a severe shortage of medication and medical supplies that have been maintained at 85% capacity.

Over the last two weeks, the Association has been running a drive for unexpired medication across the whole island and it will end on Saturday, June 9th. “Air France–KLM offered free freight from Saint-Martin to Paris and from Paris to Bogota. We will ship by land through Columbia the medication because the government is blocking the import of essential goods”, she explained. The Association calls for solidarity and reminds those who want to donate that drop off points are open every day until June 9th:

  • Chronos Jewelry at Marigot
  • Atlantic Signs at Hope Estate
  • Antoine’s Table in Orient Bay
  • Sinai Church Main Street in French Quarter
  • Cirexpress at Pointe Blanche
Fanny Fontan

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