Rotary Club of Georgetown, Scotiabank distribute hampers to flood-affected communities


The Rotary Club of Georgetown, in collaboration with Scotiabank, Guyana, recently donated 350 hampers to some areas that were severely affected by the recent flooding throughout Region Five (Mahaica-Berbice) and Region Six (East Berbice-Corentyne).

The areas that benefited from the initiative were Number 10 Village, Mahaica; Big Baiboo, Mahaica; Onverwagt; Lesbeholden; Mibicuri; Johanna; Yakusari and Bangladesh.

According to Raymond Smith, Country Head, Scotiabank, Guyana: “Scotiabank is committed to giving back to the communities where we live and work. With so many households and livelihoods impacted by the recent flooding, we’re pleased to be able to collaborate with the Rotary Club of Georgetownhelping those impacted tangibly. I am also proud of our employees who volunteered their time to help out communities through packaging and distribution.”

350 hampers were distributed across two Regions

President of the Club, Ramona Singh, said: “It was indeed very poignant to have witnessed the devastation to crops and livestock and the hardships still being felt by residents who have lost their livelihood. The membership of the club was happy to have engaged the residents, and listen to their stories while providing temporary assistance.”

The Rotary Club of Georgetown would like to express sincere thanks to its members and volunteers who have given their time and assistance in the packaging and distribution process.

“To our sponsors, thank you for your continuous support as we continue to serve our communities and provide opportunities for development and equal opportunity,” the Rotary Club of Georgetown said in a press release.

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