AROUND this time of year, many focus on giving to loved ones to mark Valentine’s Day.
In a similar spirit, CIBC FirstCaribbean donated $10,000 to the Salvation Army’s kettle collection programme, to help spread more love around the islands of the Bahamas.
The bank’s managing director, Marie Rodland-Allen, said: “This donation to the Salvation Army is one way that the bank helps the organisation meet the needs of the less fortunate and needy in our society, as it helps others achieve what matters.”
Salvation Army divisional commander Major Lester Ferguson was very pleased with the donation.
He said the bank’s support would help bring “love”, as well as hope, peace and joy to more than 40,000 persons who partake in the Salvation Army’s feeding programme in the Bahamas, including persons who sleep in abandoned houses, in cars, or on park benches.
He added: “CIBC FirstCaribbean’s donation is timely and gives our kettle collection campaign a great boost. People coming to the Salvation Army will continue to get food, clothing personal care kits, household items, school supplies, help with medical needs, counselling and huge doses of love.”