Volunteers ship supplies to Saint Vincent

Many homes and bridges on the north side of Saint Vincent and the Grenadines were destroyed more than a week ago when the small island's trough system fell through.



Brooklyn residents came together Sunday to help the more than 170 people now living in shelters.



Volunteers worked to fill and ship dozens of barrels full of collected clothes, food and small appliances to send back to the island.



Some organizers have family living on the island and say hearing how badly everyone is being impacted is devastating.



Organizers say while the barrels shipped tonight won't make it to the island in time for Christmas, they made arrangements to ensure packages are delivered to families in need by the holiday.


sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 5 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Time Warner® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login, create an account or subscribe to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."