As a private sector entity, it reached out to its network of regional branches in Aruba, Bonaire, CuraÃ§ao and St Maarten and to the offices of its affiliate Caribbean Accounting Services in Bonaire and CuraÃ§ao to encourage and stimulate donations from individual associates and corporate sources, contributing to a substantial, Awg/Fls 57,420 check, designed to help Haiti in a time of great need.
The donation collected on four islands, from PwC employees and owners was presented to Greg Peterson, President Red Cross Aruba by PwCâ€™s employees Adeline Marie Blanchard and Sicilia Joseph Jean Mary, who are both of Haitian descent.
In his warm words of acceptance Peterson declared that the world shares the grief and the concerns over the fate of the stricken Pearl of the Caribbean and wished the members of the Caribbean Haitian community strength and resilience in view of the horrors seen on TV. Peterson declared that the funds collected in the Netherlands Antilles and Aruba will be funneled to the Red Cross Haiti, in a matter of days.
PwCâ€™s spokesperson reported that the donation was given to the Red Cross, as an international relief organization that operates around the world, and is always prepared to mobilize, save lives and provide much-needed assistance.
PwC is of the opinion, the spokesperson stated, that it is the private sector’s obligation to operate in ways that benefit society, and foster the well-being of the community on an ongoing basis.
The people of PwC, he concluded, are committed to playing a leading role in achieving a better future, as they understand and accept their Corporate Responsibility.
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