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 specialists have 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.
This is a great opportunity now where Harris Paints has contributed towards the transformation of the environment in Dominica, post the damages caused by storm Erika on 27th August, 2015, in fulfilling its mission.
“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 also urged individuals, associations and organisations to continue to support the relief effort in the coming days and months.
Harris Paints currently has operations in five territories across the Caribbean and sales through agents in 15 countries, ranging from Belize in the west to Jamaica in the north and Suriname in the south.