Beverage giant Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) on Thursday donated 4000 cases of juices to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) as it continued its efforts to assist communities by providing support to persons affected by COVID-19.
DDL is also in communication with the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH), to finalise a donation to health workers countrywide, and the National Commission on Disability. A total of 30,000 cases of Topco Juice valued at $45,000,000 will be donated.
Additionally, donations were made to several orphanages across the country and in collaboration with the Amerindian Peoples Association for COVID-19-affected areas.
DDL Chairman Komal Samaroo said: “This donation is another way that DDL continues to support the people of Guyana during the current public health crisis. We remain committed to supporting agencies since we are all in this for the long run. Over the past few months, we have seen the devastating effect of COVID-19 and challenges Guyanese are facing and as a company, we remain committed to supporting those affected.”
These donations follow a donation of 17,500 litres of Environ alcohol-based sanitising cleaner in March and June to senior citizens’ homes, orphanages, night shelters, prisons, and other facilities similar to these and the Ministry of Education respectively.