Chefette Donates to Hurricane Disaster Relief Efforts

Chefette Restaurants, Barbados’ largest indigenous Restaurant Chain that is well known for its generous donations to local charities and helping the needy, is once again coming to the assistance of those who have met with misfortune.

Recently Chefette presented a cheque for the sum of $20,000 to the United Caribbean Trust, a registered Charity that aids in Disaster Relief throughout the Caribbean.

On Monday September 18th 2017, the Category 5 Hurricane Maria, struck the Caribbean island of Dominica, causing the disconnection of all communications between that island and the rest of the world. It was later revealed that most of the island suffered heavy damage, with roofs missing and debris scattered for hundreds of yards. There is also no electricity, running water, or cellphone service.

During the presentation at Chefette’s Corporate office, Founder of the United Caribbean Trust, Jenny Tryhane, thanked Chefette and said “On behalf of our Local Charity, United Caribbean Trust, I want to personally thank you for your continued help and support of our humanitarian hurricane relief efforts throughout the Caribbean. She went on to say that, the donation will be used to purchase 130 Sawyer PointOne Community Filtration systems to be placed into Schools, Churches, Relief Centres and wherever large number of people assemble, in Dominica and the island of Barbuda.” 

Chefette’s Managing Director, Ryan Haloute, “Our hearts & prayers are for our Caribbean neighbours as we all try to assist them in whatever way we can to get back to some form of normalcy.”

The Filtration systems, when kept topped up with dirty river water can serve 1,000 persons per day each with ½ gallon of pure filtered water, thus preventing water borne diseases such as Cholera. The funds were used to purchase one hundred & thirty (130) Sawyer PointOne Community Filtration systems which can serve 130,000 persons daily and this is significant following a hurricane.  The filters have a lifetime guarantee once back-flushed regularly and therefore are an excellent way to get clean water to the islands. The team is working on getting them to Dominica and Barbuda within the next two weeks. 

Article published September 20, 2017

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