June 24, 2021

PwC in the Caribbean and the PwC Charitable Foundation donate $100,000 to St. Vincent volcano relief efforts

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30 April 2021 – PwC in the Caribbean and the PwC Charitable Foundation have collectively donated $100,000 to disaster relief and recovery efforts in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.

On 9 April 2021, the La Soufriere volcano erupted, sending ash and gas plumes miles into the sky and affecting neighbouring islands. The disaster has displaced about 20,000 people and left the population of 110,000 people without clean drinking water or electricity.

PwC firms operating in the Caribbean contributed a total of $60,000. The funds were raised by the partners and staff of PwC firms in The Bahamas, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman Islands, East Caribbean (Barbados and St. Lucia), Guyana, Jamaica and Trinidad and Tobago.

In addition, The PwC Charitable Foundation approved a grant of $30,000 to the St. Vincent and the Grenadines Red Cross, through the American Red Cross. And a donation of $10,000 was made by L&F Indemnity Limited (L&F), the Bermuda-based captive insurance company for the PricewaterhouseCoopers network of firms.

The funds are being donated to local and international organisations including the Caribbean Disaster Emergency Management Agency.

Frazer Lindsay, CEO of PricewaterhouseCoopers Caribbean Region Ltd., said: “We stand in solidarity with the people of St. Vincent and everyone affected by La Soufriere’s eruption. As we have done in the past with natural disasters in our region, our people have rallied quickly to demonstrate our support for those most in need and we thank them for their tremendous efforts.”

Graeme Sunley, PwC Cayman leader, said: “Without a doubt, the recent volcanic eruptions in St. Vincent have had a devastating impact on the country and its people. We are proud of our people who worked together to support the disaster relief efforts for St. Vincent and are proud of the fundraising results which will hopefully assist the region as it responds to a growing humanitarian crisis.”page1image62505344

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  1. Chris Johnson says

    Well done PWC. This firm particularly PWC Cayman has done so much to support the islands over the years. Thanks Frazer and Graeme and all my old mates in the firm. I am proud to have been part of that magnificent firm that started in the 60s.

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