Chefette Restaurants has again demonstrated its willingness to extend generosity beyond the shores of Barbados. The Island’s largest indigenous restaurant chain, on this occasion has come to the assistance of those who have met with misfortune in the Bahamas because of the destructive category 5 hurricane Dorian. By providing this support, Chefette is keeping its pledge to support charities and persons in need.
Recently, Chefette presented a cheque for the sum of BDS$20,000 to the United Caribbean Trust, a registered Charity that aids in Disaster Relief throughout the Caribbean. These funds will be used to assist the citizens of Grand Bahama and Abaco, who were displaced by the ravages of hurricane Dorian.
During the presentation at Chefette’s Corporate office, Founder of the United Caribbean Trust, Jenny Tryhane, thanked Chefette and said “On behalf of our Local Charity, United Caribbean Trust, I want to personally thank you for your continued help and support of our humanitarian hurricane relief efforts for Bahamas. She went on to say that, the donation will be used to purchase 50 Sawyer PointOne Community Filtration systems to be placed into Schools, Churches, Relief Centres and wherever large number of people assemble, in the Bahamas. The funds will also be used to purchase 50 X 32 gallon clean water bin with lids and taps as well as a smaller 5 gallon ‘dirty bucket’ where water from the river or catchment water can be added and filtered.
Chefette’s Advertising Manager, Lisa Carter presented the cheque and said, “Our hearts go out to the People of the Bahamas especially those who were directly impacted by this devastating hurricane and although it give us at Chefette, great pleasure assisting with the funds it is still painful for us to comprehend what they are going through.“
The Filtration systems, when kept topped up with dirty water can serve 1,000 persons per day each with ½ gallon of pure filtered water, thus preventing water borne diseases such as Cholera. The funds were used to purchased fifty (50) Sawyer PointOne Community Filtration systems which can serve 50,000 persons daily and this is significant following a hurricane. The filters have a lifetime guarantee once back-flushed regularly and therefore are an excellent way to get clean water to the islands. The team is working on getting them to the Bahamas within the next two weeks.