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.