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Aug 18, 2016

PACT gives $40,000 for Hurricane Relief to Red Cross

Hurricane relief funds were handed over to the Belize Red Cross today by an unusual donor. The Protected Areas Conservation Trust, an environmental N.G.O., handed over a forty thousand dollars cheque to the humanitarian organization to assist children most affected by Hurricane Earl. The brief ceremony took place this morning at the Red Cross Headquarters in Belize City. News Five spoke with PACT Chairman Doctor Colin Young who says that the cheque is a portion of a hundred-thousand-dollar contribution for hurricane relief.

 

Colin Young

Dr. Colin Young, Chair, PACT

“As you know, Hurricane Earl created extensive damage throughout Belize and as you know, it impacted significantly numerous families. As a result of the great need that existed, the Board of Directors of PACT felt it important for us to contribute towards the relief efforts. And based on that need, the Board approved a total of a hundred thousand dollars for hurricane relief of which forty thousand is earmarked for the Belize Red Cross to use to procure school materials for needy students. These can cover books, pencils, pens, uniforms and so on because of the impact where some families lost everything. Because of the impact on people and we had some funds that weren’t spent that were budgeted for environmental summer camps, the Board had the resources to make this investment and donation to the Red Cross.”

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