CIBC Firstcaribbean donates US$75,000 to Red Cross St. Maarten

PHILIPSBURG, St. Maarten - CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank (CIBC FCIB) donated US$75,000 to the St. Maarten Red Cross, aiding in relief and rebuilding efforts on the island.

The funds are part of the USD$450,000, which the bank committed last month to be distributed through the Red Cross and other relief agencies to areas impacted by Hurricane Irma.

“The bank continues to stand with the territories impacted by Hurricane Irma. We have seen great efforts made by the communities to help those in need and rebuild the countries. St. Maarten in particular has not seen such massive devastation in over twenty years.

The progress made in the weeks following Irma is commendable and shows the resilience and strength of the island and its people, and CIBC FirstCaribbean is here to ‘lend a hand’ in the rebuilding.” said Pim van der Burg, Managing Director, Corporate and Investment Banking, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank.

St. Maarten is one of the seven islands where the bank has operations that were affected by the storm in September, however with dedication and hard work by management and staff operations have resumed at its Cole Bay branch and will resume at its new Emmaplein location on Monday October 16th, 2017.

Caption: Left to Right: Garth Sherwood, Country Manager, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank, Nadjesca Gumbs, Manager, Red Cross St.Maarten, Pim van der Burg, Managing Director, Corporate and Investment Banking, CIBC FirstCaribbean International Bank and Michel La Haye, Head of Mission, Red Cross St.Maarten.

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