3 donations totaling over EC $80,000 made to President’s Charities Foundation’s Erika Relief Fund
Reports indicate that three donations totaling over EC $80,000 were made to the President’s Charities Foundation’s Erika Relief Fund, through collaborative efforts of the President’s Charities Foundation, Dominica St Georges Lodge & the AID Bank.The objective of the relief fund is said to be to give medium term relief & comfort to the families, more particularly to the school children who reside in two of the worst affected communities on the west coast: Colihaut and Coulibistrie.The fund also caters to the ‘Grotto Home for the Homeless’ and ‘Operation Youth Quake’.
At a ceremony on Wednesday December 23rd, Francis Emanuel, representing the Dominica St Georges Lodge, revealed that US$10,000 goes to Colihaut and Coulibistrie Primary Schools, with support of the Barbados and Eastern Caribbean Lodge.He also stated that the organization was very happy to be associated with such an honorable cause. Although the AID Bank had made a first donation, Manager Julius Corbett presented another contribution of US $19,104.98 on behalf of Ron Hartford, Chairman of the Republic Bank of Trinidad.The third donation came from the President’s Charities Foundation’s reserve fund.President of Dominica, Charles Savarin revealed that $27,000 of the Foundation’s $30,000 reserve fund went out into the Erika Relief Fund.
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