Clear Harbor launches Disaster Relief Fund with EC$50,000

first_imgBusinessLocalNews Clear Harbor launches Disaster Relief Fund with EC$50,000 by: – September 5, 2015 286 Views   no discussions Share Share Tweetcenter_img Roseau, Dominica 2015—Clear Harbor is following the lead of the Government of the Commonwealth of Dominica and putting its operations back in full capacity starting Monday September 7, 2015.Following the passage of Tropical Storm Erika on August 26, the company shut down for three days—the first time in a decade—and since then gradually scaled up its workload thanks, in part, to the resilience of its staff.The resumption of full operations is our company’s way of ensuring firstly, that all our 780 employees keep their jobs and contribute to Dominica’s effort in keeping the wheels of the economy churning in the wake of the devastation caused by Tropical Storm Erika.As we get back to full capacity, our hearts are touched by the dedication of our staff particularly those directly affected by Tropical Storm Erika and we have sought ways to help them. Consequently, through the local ‘Clear Harbor Cares’ program, we have started a Disaster Relief Fund with EC$50,000. All of the proceeds will go directly towards assisting our staff and their families impacted by the storm. Thirty-eight (38) staff members have been identified as unable to return to work given their current location. We will be providing each of these impacted employees a grant on Monday to assist with buying food and necessities. In addition, we will provide additional grants to identified employees assisting them with relocation expenses into areas where they will have access to work. Lastly, we are establishing a Clear Harbor Cares committee to review individual circumstances associated with employees who have suffered the greatest loss and provide them with grants based on the severity of those losses.President of Clear Harbor C. Tut Smith has communicated to staff in Dominica that “our commitment is to make every effort throughout the rebuilding process to access all of the available resources to assist each of you that have been affected by the Storm.” Share Sharing is caring!last_img read more