24 Nov Cable and Wireless Charitable Foundation Supports Relief Efforts in Central America
MIAMI–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Cable and Wireless Charitable Foundation (CWCF) is once again supporting World Central Kitchen (WCK), a nonprofit organization that uses the power of food to heal communities and strengthen economies in times of crisis and beyond. Earlier this week, CWCF made a $10,000 grant to the organization to assist with the provision of meals to communities in Central America recently devastated by hurricanes Eta and Iota. The relationship between the two organizations was first established in 2019, to support relief efforts in the Bahamas following Hurricane Dorian.
On November 4, Hurricane Eta made landfall in Honduras and Guatemala as a category 4 storm. Thirteen days later, Hurricane Iota followed a similar course, leaving thousands of residents without access to food, causing severe damage to infrastructure, and resulting in widespread flooding, making relief efforts challenging.
“Our customers and employees are our top priority and we are committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. Given our prior work with WCK, we are confident in their ability to manage the logistical challenges involved with disaster relief and serve those in need,” said Noelle Smikle, Director of the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation. To date, WCK has delivered more than 100,000 meals in Guatemala and Honduras. Smikle continued, “This is their area of expertise and our goal is to empower their efforts to deliver critical aid to those communities most in need.” With the help of CWCF’s grant, and other donations, WCK aims to prepare and distribute 10,000 lunches and dinners daily.
In the aftermath of hurricanes Eta and Iota, the CWCF has already allocated $55,000 to support impacted communities through various grants that will provide much needed supplies, food and other essential items for those impacted in Panama, Honduras and Guatemala. As CWCF continues to support relief and recovery initiatives in Central America, anyone wishing to join the effort can make a contribution today by visiting its website.
About the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation
The Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation was established in 2017 to help the Caribbean region rebuild in the aftermath of hurricanes Irma and Maria, and is part of Cable & Wireless Communications’ commitment to doing business in a responsible and sustainable way.
Since its launch, the Foundation has raised more than US$1.5 million to support recognized local, regional and international agencies execute relief and recovery projects in ten countries. These projects help communities across Latin America and the Caribbean to not only recover from crises, but also support them in becoming more resilient when facing similar challenges in the future. In addition to the recovery and resiliency work, the CWCF is also focused on supporting activities that enable progress in communities, including digital education initiatives in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.
About C&W Communications
C&W, a part of Liberty Latin America, is a full-service communications and entertainment provider and delivers market-leading video, broadband, telephony and mobile services to consumers in more than 20 markets. Through its business division, C&W provides data center hosting, domestic and international managed network services, and customized IT service solutions, utilizing cloud technology to serve business and government customers. C&W also operates a state-of-the-art submarine fiber network – the most extensive in the region.