Contribute Online by Credit Card to Brac Relief

| 17/11/2008

(CNS): The Rotary Clubs of Grand Cayman have joined forces to simplify the international collection of donations that will be used to help rebuild hurricane-lashed Cayman Brac. They have created an Internet site that allows any credit card holder in the world to easily contribute funds for Rotary’s Brac relief effort through

As both a fundraising and communication resource, the site was initially suggested because Rotarians had learned that many people around the world incorrectly believed Hurricane Paloma had no effect on the Cayman Islands. Because Grand Cayman had been spared the brunt of the hurricane’s wrath, people mistakenly thought that the entire country had been just as fortunate.

This Rotary-inspired hurricane relief site uniquely allows people across the globe to use their credit cards to aid in the rebuilding of Cayman Brac. Several other relief sites created by other organizations are accepting donations made by bank wire transfers. But with the ubiquitous use of credit cards, the Rotary site provides an easy way for people to make donations without undue paperwork or expense. People around the country and around the world are encouraged to tell their friends and family members about this easy way to help Cayman Brac get back to normal.

Rotary International is an association of Rotary clubs worldwide. It’s made up of more than 32,000 Rotary clubs in over 200 countries and geographical areas. The members of these autonomous clubs are called Rotarians, and they form a global network of 1.2 million business and professional leaders, all volunteering their time and talents to serve their communities and the world.

The Rotary Clubs of Grand Cayman include the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman, the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Central, the Rotary Club of Grand Cayman Sunrise, the Rotaract Club of Grand Cayman, and Rotaract Blue Cayman Islands. These clubs are working in concert with the Rotary Club of Cayman Brac to efficiently and effectively aid in the rebuilding of hurricane ravaged Cayman Brac.

For more information about the post-hurricane service activities of these local Rotary clubs, please refer to the information site at:

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  1. Wow. Look at that hatred towards the Bank of Butterfield. Is this some sort of a demolition job? LOL

    Seriously, it may be possible that Butterfield is just trying to put up a nice foot forward by donating a hundred thousand bucks. However, I don’t think of it as just a way to perfume themselves. A hundred thousand is still a hundred thousand, no matter what you say. It will still go a long way to help the victims, and they deserve to get a big thanks from the people. It’s just not for us to judge the good deeds done by other people, regardless of our own perceived intentions.



  2. Annonymous says:

    I note that the papers recently published a press release from the Managing Director of the Bank of Butterfield, Connor O’Dea.  The release stated that the bank of butterfield was donating US$100,000 (CI$82,000) to the Cayman Brac relief fund.  How incredibly thoughtful of this bank to make such an offer which I am sure they felt was generous enough.  Mr. Connor O’Dea considering the Bank of Butterfield in an earlier press release in the same local paper this year stated that the bank had made $57 Million in profit from the Cayman Islands branches.  This instituion made so much money off the people of this country in one year and boasted about it but yet they give a penny in donation to such a catastrophic cause.  This country has made this institution wealthy and this is the thanks they get when an catastrophic even occurs they have the audacity to publish such a meager donation.  I hope it wasn’t the Bank of Butterfields intention to make themselves look good in the eyes of the people of this country.  While I will not argue that the donation is needed, however, more should have been awarded comparing it to the millions earned tax free otherwise by just having a physical presence in this country.  When you look around the world other banks fall apart and turn belly up due to heavy losses.  I guess I will be closing my accounts with Bank of Butterfield and moving to a more local conscience driven banking institution such as Cayman National Bank or Royal Bank of Canada.

    Next time make your conscience be guided in the same way the widow with the last mite was guided…..