C&W Communications (C&W), a Liberty Latin America company, through its Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation (Foundation), has announced that it has earmarked USD 500,000 toward immediate and longer-term relief and restoration efforts in the aftermath of Hurricane Dorian, a Category 5 hurricane that devastated parts of The Bahamas, the company said.
The Foundation has also put out an appeal to help raise additional funds to support the recovery efforts given the significant damage reported on the islands.
This past weekend, the north-western Bahamian islands of Abaco and Grand Bahama were ravaged by the strongest hurricane to ever make landfall in The Bahamas. Hurricane Dorian brought catastrophic damage leaving many homeless and without basic supplies of food, water and shelter.
As the government and people of The Bahamas come to terms with the devastating news of the loss of life and widespread destruction to homes and property, C&W Communications CEO, Inge Smidts, expressed sympathies to the Government and people of The Bahamas, who have been directly and indirectly affected by this natural disaster.
C&W, part of the Liberty Latin America group of companies, 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.