UNICOMER (OECS) Limited continues to make good on its commitment to provide much needed relief and support to the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines (SVG), following the volcanic eruption of La Soufriere, which left many residents abandoned and displaced.
Unicomer (St. Lucia) Limited led the charge immediately following the first eruption, sending emergency supplies to the Unicomer St Vincent staff. Managing Director, Mr. Vincent Gordon stated that, “Following the eruption, we rushed to ensure that the needs of our team members were met, quickly shipping disaster supplies for them and their families. However, we couldn’t stop there. Our Courts brands have been a part of the Kingstown community for years. We felt compelled to act, and solicited extended support from a key sister company in the Caribbean.”
Answering the rallying call was Unicomer (Trinidad) Limited. Mr. Clive Fletcher, Managing Director of Unicomer (Trinidad) Limited led his team in the charge, coordinating and packing a shipment of two containers of food, water, mattresses and personal hygiene supplies.
“We knew the timeline was short, but we rallied the support of our team. Employees gave of their time and support and our Distribution and Logistics Team were critical in ensuring that the items arrived there on time,” Fletcher said.
A major part of the recent donation was a 40-foot container of mattresses donated by Advance Foam. Raj Maharaj of Advance Foam expressed, “We were happy to be a part of this initiative and did not hesitate to come to the aide of Unicomer Caribbean, who’ve been excellent corporate partners over the years.”
Unicomer (St. Lucia) Limited also continues to be an instrumental part of the St. Vincent and the Grenadines relief programs. Following the volcanic events, the company made several charitable contributions to varying organizations, including the National Emergency Management Organization, The St. Vincent Red Cross, the St. Benedicts Children’s Nursery and Stoney Ground Home.
“We are a part of this community and we will do our best, with the support of our business and community partners, to help alleviate the situation on the ground for the people of St. Vincent and the Grenadines” emphasized, Mr. Gordon.
Unicomer is the parent company of the Courts, Ready Cash, Courts Optical and Servitech brands that operate in Kingstown, St. Vincent.