Bridgetown, Barbados, 20th January, 2010. FirstCaribbean International bank is partnering with CBS affiliate, WSEE, which is seen in the Caribbean and South America, for a telethon to raise funds for earthquake relief in Haiti.
The telethon will run in prime time, between the hours of 8 and 9 PM (Eastern Caribbean time) on Thursday, January 21st.
FirstCaribbean has already established accounts in the 15 countries in which it operates retail banking offices, into which members of the public can deposit funds for earthquake relief.
Those funds, along with funds collected through the telethon, will be channelled to the relief effort through the Red Cross in the Caribbean.
FirstCaribbean has posted a list of the account numbers by country on its website at www.firstcaribbeanbank.com.