NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Ash continues to fill the sky on the Caribbean island of St. Vincent after a volcano started erupting Friday.
Many homes are without water or electricity as more volcanic activity is expected.READ MORE: New York City Council Passes Bill Requiring Department Of Education To Develop Food Waste Prevention Plan
Sunday, leaders of the Caribbean community in Brooklyn announced local organizations will be providing help for the people of St. Vincent.READ MORE: New York Rep. Elise Stefanik Likely To Replace Ousted Rep. Liz Cheney As House Republican Conference Chair
“We are asking Brooklynites to step up to help the people of St. Vincent during this time … and by communicating with the consulate general’s office as well as the on-the-ground organizations, we can ensure that the men and women of St. Vincent will receive the necessary support that they need,” Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams said.MORE NEWS: Gov. Cuomo: Beaches, Pools Will Open Statewide Memorial Day Weekend
Non-perishable food, blankets, bottled water and emergency medical supplies are being collected at Brooklyn Borough Hall.