The Belize Bank donates to the Belize Red Cross Society
The Belize Bank Limited today made a donation of much needed office and computer equipment to the Belize Red Cross Society. In mid-August, the humanitarian organization was burglarized all of its computer and electronic equipment stolen. On hand for today's donation were the Bank's Marketing Manager - Misty Michael, and Director General for the Belize Red Cross - Lily Bowman. The donation is valued at $3,500, and it is the Bank's hope that this equipment will allow the Belize Red Cross to continue the valuable work and services that they provide to Belizeans across the length and breadth of Belize. The Belize Red Cross has been operating in Belize since 1914 and a branch of the Society was officially established in 1950. The work of the Society can be divided into two areas. The first focuses on health and community care (including HIV/AIDS education), first aid and home health care training, and social welfare programs such as a soup kitchen, and meal provision to children. The second area of activities focuses on disaster management and providing relief to victims of fire, flood and other natural disasters.