CUC sends money and manpower to Haiti

| 02/02/2010

Cayman Islands News, Grand Cayman local news, CUC, Haiti relief efforts(CNS): Caribbean Utilities Company (CUC) is joining with Caribbean Electric Utility Services Corporation (CARILEC) to provide financial support for the rebuilding of Haiti. CUC has made the contribution of US$10,000.00 which CARILEC, the umbrella body for 33 regional utilities, has requested from each of its member companies for the Haiti Recovery Fund. CUC President and CEO Richard Hew, who is also a member of the CARILEC board of directors, explains that, while Haiti is not a member of CARILEC, in this time of need, the regional association has decided to make a meaningful contribution to the recovery of the island.

CUC’s employees have also committed $3000.00 from the CUC Children’s Fund to which employees donate monthly. This amount will be matched by the company and presented to the Cayman Islands Red Cross. A collection of supplies has also started within the company and CUC will make that donation once Haiti is ready to receive items such as clothing and toiletries.

A team from CUC may also be selected to join other CARILEC crews and travel to Haiti to assist with the restoration of electricity to the Haitian people when the island starts to rebuild its electricity system, which was significantly damaged by the recent earthquake.

“We at CUC are saddened by the catastrophic event and the ensuing human suffering which has unfolded in the neighboring island of Haiti. We are committed to providing whatever support we can to assist with the rebuilding of the country,” Hew stated.

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  1. Anonymous says:

    I hope our CUC bills don’t go up because of that.

    • Hippo Crit says:

      Is someone really that selfish and disgusting a human being to post somenthing like that?  How shameful.

      Heaven forbid if we ever need help after a hurricane and earthquake.

      • Anonymous says:

        Come on Enough is ENOUGH, this island soon be the richest in the Caribbean!!!  The Cayman Island never had help pouring in when we needed it for the diaster we had,  and half the money that was donated to them they not even going to get anyway!!  Right here in Cayman we have a lot of people that need some sort of help.

  2. John Holmes says:

    Good that means my donation has been made then.

    • Cap'n Crunch says:

      So much for all that nonsense about the friendliest people on earth, eh?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Anybody know of anyone with a container collecting clothing, food stuffs and other essential items?  I know there are ground security issues, but surely someone is doing this?

    • Anonymous says:

      Paloma Hurricane has certainly put me off. Do hope that the Politicians in Haiti is not handling the money nor the food and clothing. However WE HAVE SOME STUFF TO DONATE WHEN WE HEAR WHO IS HANDLING IT.

      • Anonymous says:

        If we can get involved in distribution at the Haiti end we can be certain what we send reaches its intended recipients.  Wyclef has the co-operation of both the government officials and the people.  He is probably having the most success on the ground right now in getting aid through.