Be sure that you will be safe on the island thanks to the Montserrat Volcano Observatory. Established after the first eruption of Soufriere Hills in 1995, the MVO became government affiliated in 1995 and moved to a purpose-built facility in 2003. These days, the MVO monitors volcanic activity and promotes geological education on the island. Donate to causes that still contribute to the rebuilding of Montserrat, including The Red Cross (664-491-3895) and Meals on Wheels, (664-491- 2567). For a full list of charitable organizations that help Montserrat and how to contact them, see below.