Colina Group of Companies Respond to the Call for Help in Haiti

  • Colina and its affiliate group of companies raise $50k for relief efforts in Haiti after neighbouring Caribbean country was tragically hit by earthquake

NASSAU, January 20, 2010 РToday, Colina Insurance Limited and its affiliate companies donated $50K to The Bahamas Red Cross Society to mobilize relief efforts to Haiti after the country was struck by a 7.0 scale earthquake on Tuesday January 12. The group of companies, including Colina, CFAL, Ansbacher Bahamas Ltd, Genesis Fund Services Ltd, The Nassau Guardian and The Walk in Medical Clinic along with staff and agents of the respective businesses, collectively raised donations in response to a global plea for aid. The earthquake left hundreds of thousands of Haitians in need of food, clothing, and medical attention, and the country’s capital in ruins.

Melanie Hutcheson, Corporate Communications Officer at Colina, says it is times like these when Corporate Bahamas can really make invaluable contributions to the lives of its neighbours. “When you have lost your hospitals, police stations, and practically your government, one is likely to feel hopeless and confused” she says. “Colina and its affiliate companies understand that it is our corporate responsibility to provide assistance in the capacity we are able during this global disaster. Food and clothing are a necessity, however, cash donations will help to organize these goods quicker to the people who need it. We are happy to do what we can in the global plight to address some of the humanitarian needs of the Haitians right now.”

Colina made its donation to the Bahamas Red Cross Society through an established relief fund. Caroline Turnquest, Director General Bahamas Red Cross, expressed her gratitude on behalf of the Society. “It is responsible corporate citizens like Colina that make the difference in bringing quick relief to those unfortunate individuals affected by this unexpected disaster” she said. “The Bahamas Red Cross is thankful to know that we have corporate partnerships in our society who join us in our fight to provide help to those who really can’t afford to fight for themselves. Their efforts should be applauded.”

The Bahamas Red Cross is a branch of the International Red Cross Society established in 1939 under the support of the British Red Cross. The Society is a nonprofit organization that offers a wide range of assistance to members of the community who suffer loss as a result of fire, hurricane, or any other form of natural disaster. The local branch has created a relief fund for Haiti accessible at any Royal Bank of Canada, account number (05165 2893865). Persons interested in donating can eithercall the hotline at 380.2222, visit any RBC banking location or visit the Society’s Facebook page online.

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