The law firm Maples and Calder has donated $5,000 dollars to students of the University of Pennsylvania and Haverford College to assist in the Hurricane relief programme.
The donation will be used by students for Caribbean Relief (SCHR) to buy tools, equipment and building materials for students visiting Cayman under the relief programme.
The students will be clearing debris, removing sand, and undertaking rebuilding works in the rural community of East End which suffered the most damage.
The group will also be working with low income uninsured households who lost everything in the hurricane.
Adrian Pope, a partner at Maples and Calder, said, ‘We all know that there has been a great amount of devastation from Hurricane Ivan throughout the island and particularly in East End. We are extremely grateful for the help of these students and their generosity in giving up their time to come from overseas to help our island rebuild.’
Maples Foundation will continue to focus on helping to rebuild the community.
This donation comes just one month after US$1 million was pledged by the firm to the rebuilding of the Pines Retirement Home and US$2.5 million to rebuild the George Town Library.