Diamonds International/Haiti Relief Fund initiative: DI Pledges $100,000 to Haiti Disaster Relief, and in addition to that will be offering cruise ship passengers and locals a centralized location to donate to UNICEF
Diamonds International, the largest jewelry retailer in the Caribbean, is donating through their operations in the Caribbean $100,000 Barbados dollars to the Haiti Relief Fund. The donation will be made to UNICEF, who is currently at the forefront of international relief efforts. To date, UNICEF has immediately released $3.4 million in disaster relief funds and is quickly converting the funds into food, water, medical supplies and temporary shelter for those in dire need.
Michal Hassid of Diamonds International, comments that “…this is the time when we all have to come together as this could have happened to any of us. We will do our very best to support and assist with relief efforts for Haiti. It’s a small world after all!”
Diamonds International, consisting of over 100 stores primarily throughout the Caribbean, is also providing customers with the opportunity to donate at their store locations in the Caribbean and Mexico. Diamonds International is the perfect vehicle to provide even more support for Haiti. We have created a computer generated ‘donation SKU’ that allows our customers region-wide to donate any amount they desire to UNICEF with or without a purchase.
“As you know the whole world is coming together to help Haiti. As the largest retailer in the Caribbean, I feel we have both an advantage and opportunity to quickly unite everyone from all over the world in the cruise ship industry, and offer a centralized location to donate within our stores to Haiti, one of our neighbors,” states Mr. Albert Gad, President of Diamonds International.
Diamonds International, a family owned business by Albert, Donna and Morris Gad, have hopes that within a week we will gather enough funds to provide the people of Haiti with the basic necessities we enjoy every day. People that are out and enjoying their vacation don’t have to wait until they get home to help. We are opening our doors company wide to them and accepting donations on behalf of the public until this nation is able to stabilize itself.
Diamonds International is also urging the community to contribute to this cause. The people of Haiti have lost so much – their families, their homes, and the very systems that construct their lives. We are asking that the local community support the men, women and children of Haiti in their hour of need. All local individuals are invited to visit our stores and give what they can. The tragedy has impacted all who work at Diamonds International, and especially affected employees who were born in Haiti and still have family there.
The Diamonds International family is sending thoughts and prayers to the people of Haiti. Please Unite with Diamonds International and UNICEF for Haiti.