Scotiabank gives relief supplies
A large group of Scotiabankers journeyed to the communities of Good Hope, Petite Soufriere and San Sauveur to distribute relief supplies to those affected by Tropical Storm Erika. The items donated came from personal contributions from local Scotiabankers as well as contributions from Scotiabankers in St Kitts, Nevis and St Marteen. Staff volunteered several hours to sort out personal items based on age, gender and need and also packaged several boxes of food items and water for distribution on Saturday September 26, 2015.
Scotiabank staff worked in collaboration with the Good Hope and San Sauveur /Petite Soufriere Village Councils who provided information on the needy families. The team was warmly received by Council members and villagers who shared their experiences and who also expressed their heartfelt appreciation for this warm gesture of love from the Scotiabank Team.
Scotiabank also donated $50,000 to the Dominica Red Cross, immediately following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika, as part of its contribution to aid with relief efforts. In addition, on September 5th a large group of Scotiabankers spent the day at Colihaut assisting with the clean-up of the Colihaut Primary School grounds and assisting persons with cleaning up their homes. We have also received packages of food and other supplies from our colleagues in Barbados and gift vouchers for IGA supermarket from colleagues in St Lucia. These items/vouchers will be distributed soon.
At Scotiabank we are proud to give back to our communities and we will continue to hold steadfast to one of our core values, that is, our commitment to making a difference in the communities we serve.