Bridgetown, Barbados:— Close to one million Haitians could soon have access to safe drinking water as the charity United Caribbean Trust (UCT) moves to distribute 300 water filters across communities devastated by Hurricane Matthew which roared across the French-speaking nation earlier this month.
Recently , executives of regional bank CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, – Mark St. Hill and Donna Wellington presented a cheque for BDS $25,000 to Jenny Tryhane of the United Caribbean Trust to facilitate the purchase of the water filters for the community tanks, in the areas hardest hit by Matthew.
Donna Wellington, Managing Director, Barbados Operating Company, explained that even though CIBC FirstCaribbean does not operate in Haiti, the bank thought it socially responsible for helping a Caribbean neighbor in need. She explained that the charity was not a new one as the bank had worked with them after the devastating 2010 earthquake struck Haiti.
Source: St. Martin News Network
CIBC FIRSTCARIBBEAN assists residents of Haiti.