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Fr Evaristus Akabueze (right) receives the donation from Mc Kie Griffith of Republic Bank. Photo taken from NOW Grenada website

GRENADA

Almost 15 years after the passage of Hurricane Ivan over Grenada and its dependencies, some organisations continue to struggle with their rebuilding efforts.

The St Patrick’s RC Church is the main parish church serving Carriacou and Petite Martinique. In 2004, the dormitory was destroyed by the hurricane and reconstruction commenced in 2006 with support primarily from  fundraising activities organised by the communities. To date, the Church is still a long way from completing this project.

Republic Bank (Grenada) through its flagship Power to Make A Difference (PMAD) programme, has responded positively to a request for assistance with a donation of EC$40,000.

According to republicgrenada.com, the funds will assist with the rebuilding of the ground floor of this dormitory and is expected to bring the lower level to a fully functional state to be used for youth initiatives and other community-based activities.

Republic Bank acknowledged that the Church has made great social impact in the community over the years and is very pleased to partner with them towards this cause. This contribution falls under 2 of the pillars of the PMAD programme: the ‘Power to Help’ and the ‘Power to Succeed’.