The executive president of Banco Popular Dominicano, Christopher Paniagua, reported that this bank will make a contribution of RD$50 million to assist the people and communities most affected by Hurricane Fiona, located in the provinces of La Altagracia, Samaná, and El Seibo. , La Romana and Hato Mayor.
The funds will be used for the urgent purchase of food, medicine and materials for home repair, among other supplies, and will reach the most needy families through the entities that assist the victims under the coordination of the Emergency Operations Committee. (COE) and other religious and civil society organizations.
The executive president of Banco Popular stressed that this donation is part of the bank’s commitment to the development of the country and the well-being of its people, in accordance with its model of action as responsible banking.
“Given the emergency situation that several provinces are experiencing due to the passage of Hurricane Fiona, our institution stands in solidarity with the most vulnerable in society,” said Paniagua, who explained that Popular’s objective is “that this assistance does not take long.” and can alleviate the difficult situation that thousands of Dominican homes are going through.”
Participation of employees in the contributions
As indicated by the executive president of Popular, volunteer employees of the financial organization will join the work of assisting the victims, together with the COE and the other entities, in the management and delivery of this aid, to respond quickly to the concerns and needs of the communities.
Likewise, through its participation in the business alliance Heal a Nation, the financial organization will contribute with the contribution of medicines and fortified foods among the communities that suffered the most from Hurricane Fiona.