C&W joins hurricane relief efforts

Saturday, September 16, 2017

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MIAMI, USA — C&W Communications says it is assisting with the “vast relief effort” under way for people in islands impacted by Hurricane Irma, which last week ravaged several Caribbean islands before slamming into Florida, United States.

“Like countless other businesses in the region, we suffered damage to our property and operations,” John Reid, C&W CEO said. “And our people are responding in the same way as so many of the communities we serve; with kindness, resourcefulness and action. Caribbean people are no strangers to the impact of hurricanes, and when the going gets tough their resilience shines through.”

C&W, which trades in the Caribbean as FLOW, said its employees in St Vincent and Puerto Rico loaded aircraft with desperately needed supplies and equipment bound for Anguilla and the British Virgin Islands (BVI).

Additional shipments left Jamaica on Wednesday, and C&W's operation in Antigua delivered mobile and satellite phones to the Government of Barbuda to equip the teams coordinating their relief efforts, a release said.

The release added that other C&W businesses would be joining in the efforts to assist colleagues in the affected markets. “In Grenada, for example, employees have volunteered to take salary deductions in September, with the funds raised going towards the purchase of much-needed supplies,” it said.

The company earlier announced deployment of engineering expertise and equipment to impacted markets, as well as assistance to customers through free calls.

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