Six months after an earthquake
destroyed Port au Prince, Haiti, some 1.6 million people remain in overcrowded
displacement camps, and officials say it will take years for the country to
Lending a hand in this recovery is
Butterfield Bank Cayman Ltd, which is supporting Team Cayman for Haiti, a group
of Butterfield employees who plan to travel to Haiti in October during Haven’s
Build-It Week, when volunteers will build houses and try to restore some hope.
Among those instrumental in
organising this initiative is Conor O’Dea, Butterfield’s senior executive vice
“At Butterfield, we take an active
role in encouraging progress, enriching lives and protecting the natural
environment through our charitable donations and sponsorship programme,” he
said. “We are pleased to join forces with Haven to lend our helping hands to
the people of Haiti who still so desperately need our help…”
Team Cayman for Haiti are Kim
Wallace-Watler, Russell Sager, Kathryn Walsh, Thomas Elliot, Derrylee Carter,
Gonzalo McLaughlin and Taura Ebanks.
Butterfield is assisting the team
by providing administration facilities and support, as well as paid vacation
and a monetary contribution to their fundraising efforts. The team has
organised several fundraisers but is seeking additional support to help raise
$4,100 each, plus the cost of airfare.
Overhead costs for Haven are
covered by the chairman of the organisation, so all funds raised go directly to
buying materials for houses, and the construction of latrines, showers, and
community shelters, among other things.
may be made directly to Haven’s Build-it Week in these Butterfield accounts: CI
currency account 02-201-039792 or US currency account 01-201-039792.