CDC receives donation from Beepats Ltd
DPI, Guyana, Wednesday, July 1, 2020
The Civil Defence Commission (CDC) on Wednesday received a sizeable donation of tinned food from the Beepats Company Limited, to assist its COVID-19 relief efforts.
During a simple handing over ceremony at the National Gymnasium, Director-General of the CDC, Lieutenant Colonel Kester Craig said the supplies will be added to the agency’s public assistance programme that assists vulnerable households affected by the COVID-19 pandemic as well as its emergency measures.
This programme targets those persons residing in remote, Indigenous and coastal communities.
“In most of the remote communities’ residents may not have access to the voucher programme so the physical items are now being packed for shipment to those outlying areas so they have necessary relief supplies. The donation will form part of those phampers which will be prepared then shipped, by plane or road to the different remote communities,” Col. Craig explained.
Beepats Brand Manager-Marketing, Michael Gomes said the donation is a demonstration of the company’s corporate responsibility.
“Beepats has always lent its support to its consumers and during this difficult period in which we are facing a pandemic it is the best time for us to show our gratitude,” he noted.
The CDC welcomes donations of food supplies, personal care and sanitation supplies, or financing.
Items can be sent to the CDC’s headquarters on Thomas Road, Thomas Lands daily between the hours of 9 am to 3 pm. Also, funds can be deposited to the Commission’s Republic Bank account number 962356519938.