COMMONWEALTH Bank has announced a $50,000 donation to the Bahamas Red Cross to assist with relief efforts in those Family Islands affected by Hurricane Joaquin.
“Like all Bahamians we were deeply moved by the devastation suffered by our brothers and sisters in the southern islands,” said Commonwealth Bank President Ian Jennings yesterday.
“Commonwealth Bank has a long history of partnering with the Red Cross in bringing relief to hurricane victims. Our focus and efforts now have to be on helping those persons rebuild their lives.”
Speaking at Red Cross headquarters in Nassau, Mr Jennings said: “We have seen in the last few days, Bahamians helping Bahamians by donating food, clothing and water to various agencies and we are asking you to dig just a little deeper and make a donation no matter how small to The Hurricane Joaquin Relief Fund for the Bahamas Red Cross that the bank has set up,” said Mr Jennings.
That account number is 7011033698.
“Every dollar that is donated will go directly to the Red Cross. Donations can be made at any Commonwealth Bank branch.”
The bank also asked that those who cannot make a monetary donation deliver supplies of non-perishable goods to the Bahamas Red Cross on John F Kennedy Drive between 8am and 8pm.