Local Banks and Mastercard Aid in Donations to the Belize Red Cross

Atlantic Bank, Choice Bank and Mastercard will each donate $10,000 USD to the Belize Red Cross in response to Hurricane Earl that impacted the country in early August  

Belize City, Belize (November 8, 2016) – As part of its commitment to humanitarian efforts, the Belize Red Cross has coordinated a special fund to aid the country and its community, which was impacted by Hurricane Earl in early August of this year.

This humanitarian initiative represents the joint commitment between the Belize Red Cross as well as Mastercard and its local partners, Atlantic Bank and Choice Bank, to help the people of Belize rebuild its community and fix the damage caused by the hurricane.

Atlantic Bank and Choice Bank along with MasterCard will each donate $10,000 USD to the Belize Red Cross for a total donation of $30,000 USD to the Hurricane Earl effort.

“We’re extremely grateful for our meaningful partnership with these three entities,” said Belize Red Cross Secretary General Lily Bowman. “Disasters and emergencies can happen at any moment and this funding will support the Belize Red Cross in in reducing the disasters’ impact and help affected families to return to some level of normalcy. Their generous contribution brings hope to the people of Belize and is key in our ability to fulfil the mission before, during and after a disaster strikes.”

About the Belize Red Cross

The Belize Red Cross, guided by the seven Fundamental Principles of the Movement, serves the people of Belize, especially those most vulnerable, regardless of political affiliation, religious beliefs, race, gender, color or nationality.

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