Harris Paints do­nates EC$100,000 worth of paints plus other needed sup­plies to the Gov­ern­ment and Peo­ple of Do­minica

The Star (St. Lucia) - - LOCAL - Or email: mar­cia.c@stlu­ci­as­tar.com Septem­ber 30th, 2015.

Fol­low­ing the pas­sage of trop­i­cal storm Erika, more than EC$100,000 worth of paint, prod­ucts and re­sources has been pledged to the gov­ern­ment and peo­ple of Do­minica by the lead­ing paint com­pany in Do­minica, Harris Paints, the Caribbean Cham­pi­ons of Colour.

The re­gional coat­ing spe­cial­ist has also shipped a 40ft con­tainer packed with shoes, cloth­ing, house­hold items and food­stuff.

Harris Paints Do­minica staff have also been vis­it­ing com­mu­ni­ties across Do­minica, do­nat­ing needed sup­plies such as food items.

The mis­sion at Harris is to en­rich the lives of peo­ple wher­ever Harris chooses to mar­ket its prod­ucts and ser­vices. Harris Paints, in ful­fill­ing its mis­sion, has con­trib­uted to­wards the trans­for­ma­tion of the en­vi­ron­ment in Do­minica, fol­low­ing the dam­age caused by storm Erika on 27th Au­gust.

“Do­mini­cans are known to be re­silient but we are all pretty shocked at the scale of the dis­as­ter and now is the time for us to come to­gether and show our sup­port as cor­po­rate cit­i­zens,” said Ian Kenyon, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Harris Paints.

Mr Kenyon, along with Mrs Mar­guerite De­sir who heads the Do­minica, St. Lu­cia and Guyana Busi­ness Units, re­cently vis­ited Do­minica to get a first-hand look at the dev­as­ta­tion. While there, they had the op­por­tu­nity to meet with Prime Min­is­ter Roo­sevelt Sk­er­rit and of­fi­cially pre­sented the com­pany’s of­fer of sup­port. They also joined the Do­mini­can lo­cal team in the dis­tri­bu­tion of needed items at the dif­fer­ent com­mu­ni­ties.

“Our first pri­or­ity as Do­minica’s lead­ing paint sup­plier was to as­sist in­di­vid­u­als who needed ba­sic items for sur­vival and then to help in the re­build­ing phase, which will be a cru­cial step in the coun­try re­gain­ing its foot­ing,” said Kenyon.

“Dur­ing our meet­ing we also pro­posed to the Gov­ern­ment of Do­minica a sus­tained ef­fort on the part of Harris Paints over the next two years. In the mean­time, we want to as­sure all Do­mini­cans that Harris Paints will con­tinue to lend as­sis­tance in what­ever way we can.”

Mr Kenyon urged in­di­vid­u­als, as­so­ci­a­tions and or­gan­i­sa­tions to con­tinue to sup­port the re­lief ef­fort. The Hu­man Re­source Man­ager STAR Pub­lish­ing Co. Ltd P.O.Box 1146 Castries St. Lu­cia Only ap­pli­cants con­sid­ered suit­able will be ac­knowl­edged.

Ian Kenyon, Chief Ex­ec­u­tive Of­fi­cer of Harris Paints makes a pre­sen­ta­tion to Roo­sevelt Sk­er­rit,

Prime Min­is­ter of Do­minica.

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