St Lucia's COVID-19 Response Telethon raises 2.5 million
Saint Lucia's National COVID-19 Telethon, which took place on April 12, 2020, raised over two million dollars.
"On behalf of all our COVID-19 Front-line Soldiers and the vulnerable in our society who will benefit from the National Meals Programme, I say a sincere THANK YOU to each and every individual, business, group, investor and friends of Saint Lucia, who contributed to the success of the COVID-19 Response Telethon. So far, your assistance has helped raise EC$2.5 Million and counting," Prime Minister Allen Chastanet disclosed Sunday via his official Facebook Page.
He continued, "This is truly a testament to what we can achieve when we work together. Let's continue the battle, by doing our part to keep each other safe, with the ultimate goal of defeating COVID-19."
The money raised will go directly towards assisting frontline workers, purchase of equipment and assisting the poor and those severely affected by the pandemic.
"To our friends who may have missed the opportunity, the GoFundMe Campaign will continue to run for the next 30 days and you can make your contribution via the following link: https://www.gofundme.com/f/c9ehpz-saintlucia-frontline-workers-covid19-response