BAHAMIANS impacted by Hurricane Irma will benefit from a recent donation by AML Foods Limited to the Bahamas Red Cross.
The company gave $10,000 to assist with continued relief efforts in the southern Bahamas.
In early September, Hurricane Irma made landfall in the MICAL constituency and on Ragged Island as a category five storm causing catastrophic damage on some of those islands and forcing many residents to evacuate. As the islands rebuild, organisations like the Bahamas Red Cross continue to provide vital support throughout the country.
AML President and CEO Gavin Watchorn said the donation to the Bahamas Red Cross will help residents on the long road to recovery in the aftermath of Hurricane Irma.
"As the islands continue to recover, we want to commend the Bahamas Red Cross for leading the restoration efforts after this devastating storm. We know that rebuilding will require tremendous support and as a company, we are committed to backing their initiatives to serve the people of The Bahamas," Mr Watchorn said.
For more than 50 years, the Bahamas Red Cross Society has worked to improve communities through its humanitarian goals including the collection and distribution of supplies after natural disasters. Brendalee Rolle, deputy director general at the Bahamas Red Cross, thanked AML for its generous donation. The financial boost will be used to mobilise critical supplies to areas impacted by Hurricane Irma.
This is the third consecutive year that AML Foods Limited has partnered with the Bahamas Red Cross to support hurricane relief efforts. In addition to monetary donations and food and water supplies in the aftermath of Hurricane Joaquin and Hurricane Matthew, the company also used its storefronts in Grand Bahama and New Providence as collection points for Bahamians seeking to donate to the Bahamas Red Cross.
For more information on ongoing hurricane relief efforts, visit the Bahamas Red Cross on www.bahamasredcross.com, find them on Facebook or call 242-323-7370.