Caribbean Utilities Company and its
staff have donated US$10,000 to Haiti relief.
The electricity company answered an
appeal by the Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation, the umbrella
body for 33 regional utilities, for each of its member companies to donate
funds to the Haiti Recovery Fund
President and CEO of CUC, Richard
Hew, who is also a member of the CARILEC board of directors, said that while
Haiti is not a member of CARILEC, in this time of need, the regional association
had decided to make a meaningful contribution to the recovery of the
CUC’s employees have also committed $3,000
from the CUC Children’s Fund to which employees donate monthly. This amount
will be matched by the company and presented to the Cayman Islands Red Cross, a
press release from the local company stated.
The company has also started
collecting supplies which will be delivered to Haiti once the earthquake
ravaged country is ready to items such as clothing and toiletries.
A team from CUC may also be
selected to join other CARILEC crews and travel to Haiti to assist with the
restoration of electricity to the Haitian people when the island starts to
rebuild its electricity system.
“We at CUC are saddened by the catastrophic
event and the ensuing human suffering which has unfolded in the neighbouring
island of Haiti. We are committed to providing whatever support we can to
assist with the rebuilding of the country,” Mr. Hew said.