In response to the devastations caused by Hurricane Noel and Tropical Storm Olga, the Cayman Islands Red Cross has launched a relief campaign and joined forces with Caybrew to provide drinking water to the casualities of the storms.
The timings of the storms at the very close of Hurricane season and so close to Christmas led the Red Cross to look at an alternative sources of relief funding.
‘Caybrew has generously pledged to package 8,000 of their cans with water which they purify at the Brewery,’ said Hemant Balgobin, Disaster Manager, Cayman Islands Red Cross.
‘Our water is perfect for drinking and we hope very much that when it arrives in the hands of those suffering that it will bring them some relief,’ said Matthew Leslie, Sales Representative, The Cayman Islands Brewery.
Caybrew is also encouraging its customers to contribute to the relief effort by donating money from returned bottles. Caybrew offers CI$2 per case of empty bottles.
People can return their Caybrew bottles to the Red Cross Headquarters at 34 Huldah Avenue, across from the old Farmers Market, or to the Cayman Islands Brewery at 366 Shamrock Road.
Caybrew will continue to pick up empty cases from commercial customers as normal. ‘With each bar owners’s permission, Caybrew will contribute the bottle return money to the efforts of the Cayman Islands Red Cross,’ said Mr. Balgobin.
The bottle drive will continue throughout the New Year’s season.
The Red Cross hopes that with these contributions will be able to assist the more than 10,000 people devastated by Hurricane Noel and Tropical Storm Olga.
Caybrew welcomes any initiatives to raise money for charitable projects through it bottle return programme.