Scotiabank donates EC$100,000 in relief funds for the Eastern Caribbean

Scotiabank today pledged EC $100,000 (BBD$74,000) to support the islands of St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines and Dominica as they continue the recovery efforts in the wake of the recent storm.

“We recognize that the effects of the recent storm are far reaching and our thoughts are with the people of St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Dominica as recovery efforts continue,” said David Noel, Scotiabank’s Managing Director for Caribbean East. “Scotiabank has had a presence in the Caribbean for 125 years, and along with our employees and customers, we want to contribute to the relief efforts being coordinated.”

In St. Vincent, where the storm caused 13 deaths, Scotiabank's Country Manager Basil Alexander spoke of the impact in the country, saying: "I've seen first-hand the effects of this storm on the people of St. Vincent, including some of our employees and customers. As we work together to rebuild following this disaster, Scotiabank wants to show its support and commitment to the country during this difficult time."

In St. Vincent, where the storm caused 13 deaths, Scotiabank’s Country Manager Basil Alexander spoke of the impact in the country, saying: “I’ve seen first-hand the effects of this storm on the people of St. Vincent, including some of our employees and customers. As we work together to rebuild following this disaster, Scotiabank wants to show its support and commitment to the country during this difficult time.”

Donations will be made to local charities including the Red Cross.

Scotiabank has also established the Eastern Caribbean Storm Relief account for members of the public who wish to contribute to charities working in the affected countries. The account is at Scotiabank Broad Street and the account number is 1008736.

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