February 4, 2014
St Vincent Co-operative Bank Limited gives to the needy

The St Vincent Co-operative Bank Limited continues its corporate stewardship to the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines.{{more}} In the aftermath of the Christmas Eve trough system which left this country in a devastated state, the bank has made several donations to the St Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross Society for distribution to affected people.

The donations included mattresses, two-burner gas stoves, bed linen, bath towels, dinner sets, drinking glasses, cutlery, toothbrushes, food storage containers, exercise books and pencils.

The bank has also collected a barrel full of items from its customers and staff for the relief effort.

This latest donation includes cleaning products – brooms, mops, buckets, disinfectant, and bleach. These items will go toward assisting people to clean their homes which were flooded, so that these homes could be reoccupied.

Within the bank, a receptacle was placed for cash donations from anyone willing to donate to the cause. It was emptied yesterday and yielded just over $850.00 which the bank is handing over to the Red Cross to use as deems fit.

The bank says it thanks its customers who donated for their generosity and looks forward to their continued support in assisting those in need to return to life as they knew it before the floods.

“Additionally but separate from our donations to the Red Cross, one customer also received a donation from the bank to replace her child’s school books which were washed away by a raging river. Two members of our staff also assisted that customer with the purchase of school uniforms for the child,” the bank said.

The bank also provided sanitation workers cleaning up Kingstown on Boxing Day with over forty vouchers for meals from KFC.