Republic Bank Spreads Christmas Cheer

Caption: Management of Republic Bank with some of the Beneficiaries

St. George's, Grenada - December 14, 2012. The true spirit of seasonal giving was once again demonstrated by Republic Bank, when various charitable organizations were presented with annual contributions at a ceremony held at Republic House on Friday December 14, 2012.

As part of its community outreach initiative, the Bank donated a total of $30,500.00 to eleven (11) charitable organizations throughout the island. Among the recipients were the Dorothy Hopkin Centre for the Disabled, the Grenada Foundation for Needy Students, Cadrona Home for the Aged, Rotary Club Grenada East Vosh Eye Care Programme, the GRENCODA Books & Uniform Programme, and the Grenada National Council for the Disabled.

Chronic diseases such as cancer, kidney, diabetes, heart and hypertension are becoming increasingly prevalent among society and persons battling such diseases will also benefit through the umbrella organizations, viz. the Grenada Heart Foundation, Grenada Cancer Society; Grenada National Patient Kidney Foundation, Grenada Diabetes Foundation as well as the CHORES Support Group in Grenada all of which received donations.

During the ceremony, the Managing Director of Republic Bank, Mr. Keith Johnson said: "Republic Bank remains committed to assisting organizations such as yours. Our annual Christmas contribution to your various organizations is an expression of our unwavering commitment to giving back to the Communities we serve."

Expressing thanks on behalf of the charities was Mr. Darnley Charles, President of the Cadrona Home for the Aged. Mr. Charles thanked the Bank for pledging the annual gesture to the beneficiaries, despite the tough economic times.

December 17, 2012
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