PHILANTHROPY: PwC raises $375k for Hurricane Relief.
As published on tribune242.com, Thursday September 26, 2019.
PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Caribbean affiliates and US Charitable Foundation have donated a collective $375,000 to Hurricane Dorian disaster recovery efforts in The Bahamas.
The partners and staff of PwC's Caribbean affiliates in The Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, east Caribbean, Turks and Caicos and Trinidad and Tobago raised $125,00 that will go directly to affected families in The Bahamas and the National Emergency Management Agency (NEMA), the Red Cross and the Salvation Army.
The PwC US Charitable Foundation has made a $250,000 grant to Team Rubicon USA, a non-profit group that is on the ground in The Bahamas providing immediate and long-term disaster relief and support to help rebuild lives and communities.
PwC firms operating in the Caribbean have also organised a number of employee-led fundraisers and drives to collect much-needed items for the people of The Bahamas and provide support to charitable organisations.
Prince A Rahming, PwC Bahamas' territory leader, said: "We are grateful for everyone's thoughts and offers of assistance during this most difficult time in our nation.
"Our thoughts and prayers are with those families who have suffered loss of loved ones. Our partners and staff are fully engaged in the recovery efforts now as we seek as a nation to address the immediate needs of those most impacted and return the country to some level of normalcy."
PwC Bahamas' Nassau office has reopened and resumed normal daily operations. The Freeport office will remain closed until further notice.