Monday 13 July, 2020

Nestlé Jamaica throws support behind Jamaica Red Cross Society

Nestle Jamaica Limited Country Manager Daniel Caron (left) presenting the cheque of $12,800,000 to President of the Jamaica Red Cross Society Hope Monroe (right) at the recent signing of the partnership of the two entities to aid in the fight against COVID-19 in local communities.

Nestle Jamaica Limited Country Manager Daniel Caron (left) presenting the cheque of $12,800,000 to President of the Jamaica Red Cross Society Hope Monroe (right) at the recent signing of the partnership of the two entities to aid in the fight against COVID-19 in local communities.

As part of a global partnership with the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), Nestlé Jamaica Limited recently donated $10,000,000 to the Jamaica Red Cross Society to support the fight against the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to the monetary donation, Nestlé Jamaica Limited will also provide in-kind donations of products to the Jamaica Red Cross Society to the tune of $2,800,000.

The announcement between the two companies was made last week at a cheque handover ceremony at the Nestlé Jamaica Ferry Pen head office. 

During his remarks, Daniel Caron, Nestlé Jamaica Country Manager reaffirmed Nestlé’s commitment to the citizens and communities in Jamaica.

“Nestlé Jamaica Limited has an essential role to play in the COVID-19 pandemic. At Nestlé our purpose is to enhance the quality of life and contribute to a healthier future. Our responsibility to provide good nutrition extends especially to the most vulnerable populations - children, the elderly, and those with underlying medical conditions in Jamaica.”

As the COVID-19 crisis deepens Nestlé Jamaica said it recognises that urgent help is required by emergency services and caregivers, and to strengthen healthcare systems.

Nestlé’s donation to the Jamaica Red Cross Society is intended to ensure food security to the vulnerable populations who have lost income due to quarantine or illness and to communicate epidemic control at all levels.

During the handover ceremony, Hope Monroe, President of the Jamaica Red Cross Society, stated, “The COVID-19 pandemic is not only a public health crisis but a humanitarian crisis that is impacting the health, lives, and livelihood of people around the world.” 

 

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