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More assistance comes in by means of financial contributions as the Royal Bank of Canada (RBC) donates $300,000 to the recovery and restoration efforts.

Continuing its 100 year plus support of communities in the region, RBC has donated globally, with $100,000 to assist with international relief efforts in Red Cross Organizations specifically in Canada and The United States of America and to The National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA) and The Bahamas Red Cross Society who both will receive $100,000 each to assist with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

“We are proud to support these organizations in their efforts to restore the community, RBC is committed to doing what it can to support relief efforts and to help our communities successfully recover,” Mr. Beneby said.

This is not the first contribution of this kind however, RBC has a history of stepping up in restoration efforts, making a donation of $50,000 to NEMA back in October of 2015 in aid of Hurricane Joaquin.

In addition, RBC is not new to supporting humanitarian services either as they have made many sizeable contributions to many charitable initiatives.

“We have a record through various projects like the Blue Water Project where we promote clean water. $6 million was set aside last year for the purpose and cleanup project of the Andros Blue Water Hole and during the earthquake, another natural disaster in Haiti a few years ago, Royal Bank donated $1 million to support the efforts for clean water and sanitation for the people of Haiti,” Mr. Beneby noted.

Accepting the donation on behalf of The Bahamas Red Cross was Craig Gomez, President of The Bahamas Red Cross accompanied by Caroline Turnquest Director General for the Red Cross.

“Mr. Beneby, on behalf of the Director General, and all of the Red Cross, I take this opportunity to say thank you for the contribution that Royal Bank is making, especially in a time like this.

“Royal Bank has been a partner here at the Red Cross and we certainly appreciate that,” Mr. Gomez said.

RBC is also the principal banker of The Bahamas Government playing a leading role in supporting the Government in raising funds as part of their restoration efforts due to Hurricane Matthew, Mr. Beneby noted.

“Our goal for this donation, is to ensure that all affected, especially children would be restored with food, water, clothing and a home that is safe and structurally sound place to live,” Mr. Beneby said.

RBC encourages corporate Bahamas to continue to provide support as restoration efforts continue.

Written by Jones Bahamas

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