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CSA Contribution

CSA contributes to Haiti relief effort

Back in October, in the aftermath of the devastating Hurricane Matthew, the Caribbean Shipping Association President, David Jean-Marie, made a pledge on behalf of the CSA to assist the people of Haiti.

This pledge took the form of a US$ 10,000 donation to the people of Haiti along with a call for all CSA members and associates to contribute in some way towards alleviating a disaster that is thought to have killed nearly 900 Haitians and leaving a further 1.4 million in need of humanitarian assistance.

At the time, Mr Jean-Marie said: “There is a need for urgent humanitarian assistance to Haiti, given the level of destruction. In addition to the efforts we may be making individually or through our companies and countries, the General Council wishes to have the CSA involved in tangible ways. We have therefore commenced a drive to raise funds by pledging an initial US$ 10,000, and we invite all our members and associates to contribute through the Secretariat.” 

CSA Contribution

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Mr Jean-Marie said subsequently: “We are calling on you, our members, to help by contributing through this medium. By clicking on Contribute to Haiti Here you too will be doing your part. We will be using the auspices of Food for the Poor to donate the collected funds.” Food for the Poor (www.foodforthepoor.org) is a charity based in Coconut Creek, Florida, and is one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the United States.