Kirk gives Red Cross a boost

2011 marks the 50th Anniversary of the Cayman Islands Red Cross and a number of corporate partners have joined forces with the RedCross to make this an occasion to remember.

Kirk Supermarket and Pharmacy and its customers ensured that the celebrations kick off with a bang via a generous donation of over $10,500 in Kirk Kurrency to the Cayman Islands Red Cross to assist with their various community relief programmes.

Kirk Supermarket gives customers $2.50 back for every $50 spent in the Supermarket, on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday each week in the form of Kirk Kurrency, redeemable against their next purchase.

As part of its Support a Charity Program, customers are given the option to donate their Kurrency to a charitable organisation andKirk Supermarket and Pharmacy Ltd. matches what is given.

Customers donated $5,276 over a period of six months, which Kirk Supermarket has matched bringing it to a total of $10,552.

“This is certainly a great start to our 50th year celebration, and we are so grateful to the management, staff and customers of KirkSupermarket and Pharmacy for such a generous donation,” states Red Cross Director Jondo Obi.

As with most other non-profit and charitable organisation on Island, the Red Cross has felt the brunt of the global economic recession, yet the demand for its services and programmes has only increased.

Given the broad range of products and consumer goods that Kirk Supermarket and Pharmacy bring to the Cayman Islands this donation will give the organisation the flexibility it needs to address the ever changing needs of those they serve.

“We are very happy to be in a position to support the Red Cross with their efforts,” says Charles Jury, general manager. “We want to thank our various customers for their donations and for supporting us.”

For more information on Cayman Islands Red Cross, the 50th Anniversary celebrations, or to get involved, contact 949-6785 ext. 26, 27, email: [email protected], or log on to www.redcross.org.ky

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