Real estate brokers step up for NRF

Following a successful year, members of the Cayman Islands Real Estate Brokers Association have chosen to give something back to the community and have naturally channelled their assistance to provide housing for persons who are still faced with post-hurricane Ivan shelter needs.

As the association gathered for its Christmas Party at Grand Old House on 5 December, President James Bovell made CIREBA’s donation the first order of business. He presented a cheque for CI$30,000 to Executive Director of the National Recovery Fund, Dr. Mark Laskin, said a press release.

Mr. Bovell stated that with their involvement in the housing market, CIREBA and its members thought it only fitting to help families who were and still remain displaced.

‘CIREBA is very pleased and proud to be able to make the donation of CI$30k to such a worthy cause,’ he said.

The funds are earmarked for repairs to two homes, one in East End and the other in Bodden Town.

‘We chose to designate the funding to these two districts as they were the worst affected by Hurricane Ivan and remain scarred,’ Mr. Bovell said.

In thanking CIREBA for its generosity, Dr. Laskin referred to the timeliness of the donation and noted that it would allow two families to return to safe and comfortable homes for Christmas.