Kingston, Jamaica: CB Facey Foundation (CBFF) has answered Dominica’s cry for help by donating $3.5 million towards providing relief from the destruction caused by Hurricane Maria.
CBFF, the charitable arm of PanJam Investments Limited, remained true to its matra “generating strong social returns by supporting ventures that create social impact”.
“There is still a long way to go before Dominica fully recovers from the devastation of Hurricane Maria and we must all do what we can at this time to help, however, big or small,” shared Brittany Singh Williams, executive director at the CBFF.
CBFF board member Paul Facey responded to a social media rallying call by Diana Stewart of the Richard & Diana Stewart Foundation for monetary donations.
His pledge of $3.5 million, through CBFF, to the Dominica Relief Drive, assisting in the provision of aid to the island which left 90 per cent of the island without food, power or shelter after the passage.
The CBFF donation was matched in its donation by the Stewart Family and the combined funds were used to create Family Care Packages for 550 families. The donation also includes 10 small generators.
Each care package contained canned food items; juice boxes; meal supplement beverages for adults and children; personal care items; tarpaulin; flashlight and batteries; full sheet set; and feminine sanitary pads.
In addition to other donations in the form of both cash and kind from individuals, the Richard & Diana Stewart Foundation also received donations from corporate Jamaica including PriceSmart, Jamaica Packaging, Fifth Avenue Traders, Eustace Lee Ltd, and iSure Wholesale.
The ship is set to sail early October directly to Dominica and distributed properly through the Dominica Chamber of Commerce.
CBFF is pleased that it has contributed to an effort that has gone such a long way.