Helping recovery

The Cayman Islands National Recovery Fund’s ongoing programme of housing repairs for some of Hurricane’s Ivan’s most severe cases has received a financial boost from FirstCaribbean International Bank.

The bank’s donation of CI$6,000 comes at a time when the Fund is stepping up its assistance to homeowners with complete rebuilding of homes that have been too severely damaged to be repaired. Some 150 such homes are slated to be rebuilt in the coming months, said a press release from the Fund.

‘We at First Caribbean want to ensure that individuals within our community are restored to suitable living conditions,’ said Tom Crawford, General Manager of FirstCaribbean. ‘This donation is one way our company can demonstrate its commitment to the people of Cayman, by helping them get back on their feet.’

Dr. Mark Laskin, Executive Director of the Fund, commented, ‘It is through the dedication and continuing support of the local business community and companies such as FirstCaribbean that many families have been put on the road to recovery. There is still much to be done, and we encourage others to become involved in rebuilding Cayman’s homes.’