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Supreme Ventures gives $3m to hurricane-recovery effort

Published:Friday | November 23, 2012 | 12:00 AM

Supreme Ventures Limited (SVL) handed over a cheque today to Food For The Poor to assist with post-Hurricane Sandy recovery efforts.

The presentation was made by SVL's deputy chairman, Ian Kent Levy, to Andrew Mahfood, executive director, Food For The Poor.

The cheque represents the company's commitment towards relief efforts for the parishes most adversely affected by Hurricane Sandy, Portland, St Thomas and St Mary.

SVL will be working closely with Food For The Poor to provide well-needed relief supplies for those persons who suffered major dislocation in livelihood and property in Portland.

The donation came on the heels of the recent establishment of the Portland Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund which called on the private sector to come to the aid of persons in the parishes of Portland, St Thomas and St Mary, following the passage of the hurricane.

Levy, in his presentation, said, "Supreme Ventures is proud to continue the tradition of rising to the call, when the nation needs help. The devastation viewed in Portland, St Thomas and St Mary necessitates that we come forward and assist with the recovery efforts."

a significant donation

Mahfood, in accepting the donation, said, "On behalf of all of us at Food For The Poor, we thank Supreme Ventures for its generous donation to the Portland Relief Fund. There has been much damage and your generosity will allow us to do more to get those who have suffered back to normality."

In her response to the significant donation, Paula Pinnock-McLeod, committee member, Portland Relief Fund, said, "The committee is delighted with the commitment that has been made by Supreme Ventures to helping persons affected by Hurricane Sandy. We set a goal when we started to raise $10 million and this donation of $3 million has secured that commitment."

SVL has, over the years, contributed in excess of $40 million to recovery efforts after major devastation in the region. For orderly distribution, the company has partnered with relief organisations such as Food For The Poor and the Office of Disaster Preparedness and Emergency Management (ODPEM).