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Volleyball fraternity contributes to relief efforts in St. Maarten and St. Martin


BASSETERRE, St. Kitts. October 8- The Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA), on behalf of its umbrella organization the North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA), has contributed to the hurricane relief efforts to Saint Maarten and Sint Martin. The private stakeholder sent a boat-load of supplies to the two countries on Sunday morning last, October 8. Both countries were ravaged by the powerful category 5 hurricane, Irma. Humanitarian responses were further complicated by the passage of hurricane Maria.


President of ECVA and NORCECA executive committee member, Glenn Quinlan, indicated that it was the moral obligation of his associations to respond to the needs of our brothers and sisters on the neighboring island. He also commended his team for their efforts in securing the essential supplies, which included water, canned foods and clothes, on the boat. Quinlan noted that everyone involved in making sure that the venture materialized wished that they could do more.


This initiative comes days after a similar humanitarian response to Dominica, which was devastated by hurricane Maria.


The North, Central America and Caribbean Volleyball Confederation (NORCECA) is an incorporated, non-profit organization responsible for all volleyball activities that take place in its zone. NORCECA is the continental confederation that represents its thirty-five (35) member countries at the International Volleyball Federation (FIVB) level.


The Eastern Caribbean Volleyball Association (ECVA) is one of four zones within NORCECA. It comprises the national volleyball federations of Anguilla, Antigua and Barbuda, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Dominica, Saint Maarten, Sint Martin, Grenada, Montserrat, Saba, St Eustatius, St Kitts and Nevis, St Lucia and St Vincent and Grenadines.