DDL donates $11.5 million in flood relief items


Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL), on Tuesday, handed over GY$11.5 million in supplies to the Civil Defense Commission (CDC) and the Ministry of Human Services and Social Security, for citizens currently affected by recent flooding caused by heavy rainfalls.

The company’s donation to the CDC includes 1,000 cases of its bottled 20oz Diamond Mineral Water, 700 cases of 1.14 litres alcohol-based Environ Sanitising Cleaner, and 2,000 cases of TOPCO 1L juice. DDL also donated 50 cases of Environ Sanitising Cleaner to the Ministry of Human Service and Social Security’s flood relief drive.

Some of the items donated

Commenting on the donation, Chairman of DDL, Komal Samaroo said “DDL would like to be supportive of the many citizens who are affected by the heavy rains and flooding at this time. We hope that our contribution will help in some measure to alleviate their pain and suffering at this difficult time. We stand ready and committed to supporting the CDC through their national efforts to provide much-needed aid to affected families.”

The donation is intended to provide affected families with access to clean drinking water and sanitising agents, especially as the country is also grappling with the COVID-19 pandemic. (DDL press release)

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