UTRECHT, Netherlands:— The Cooperating Foundations for the Caribbean of the Dutch Kingdom donate an amount of Euro 500,000 for emergency relief to the Red Cross for the by hurricane Irma affected Dutch Caribbean islands St. Maarten, Saba and St. Eustatius. The funding organizations watched the devastation that Irma caused with horror. There is no option of sitting back and wait as in these circumstances currently funded Caribbean social initiatives financed by Cooperating Foundations cannot continue and proceed with their current important work. Because the Cooperating Foundations do not have the infrastructure for emergency relief help, they decided to make this amount available to the Red Cross.
In addition to this grant, Cooperating Foundations want to assist in the reconstruction of the affected islands. Currently, a procedure is being developed whereby a more simple application form for social initiatives will facilitate an accelerated application process for financial support for among others materials and means.
Cooperating Foundations (Samenwerkende Fondsen) Press Release