In 2011 Republic Bank contacted Habitat to enquire how Habitat would be able to provide good stewardship of a proposed One Million TT Dollar donation to the Haiti Earthquake Relief Fund. That began the start of a wonderful relationship with this strategic partner – they became one of our major donors through our Capital Campaign, signing a Covenant agreement of One Million Dollars a year for five years! This contribution has helped Habitat homeowners to build, repair, renovate and complete homes throughout the country, and provided much needed training in basic construction skills, financial literacy and disaster mitigation.
Upper management and staff work side-by-side with Habitat families on construction and painting projects at least once a year, and this the company’s employees give even more with quarterly ‘de-cluttering drives’ to collect gently-used household items to donate to Habitat for families. RBL sponsored our very first house in Tobago, and continues to support other repair projects in the sister isle and our current landslide mitigation project in Moriah.
Mrs. Anna-Maria Garcia-Brooks, General Manager Group Human Resources accepted the Spirit of Humanity award on behalf of Republic Bank Limited.