Liberty Global donates USD 1 mln to Caribbean relief efforts

Monday 9 October 2017 | 09:08 CET | News

Liberty Global has announced that it’s donating USD 1 million of funding for humanitarian aid in the Caribbean following the devastating impact of Hurricane Maria and Hurricane Irma. The sum will go to the Liberty Foundation in Puerto Rico and the Cable & Wireless Charitable Foundation, established to assist victims of the hurricanes across the region, with the company also committing to matching donations made by employees to both foundations from across its operating companies worldwide.

Liberty Global operates two telecoms businesses in the Caribbean region, Liberty Cablevison Puerto Rico (“LCPR”) and Cable & Wireless Communications (“CWC”), whose business covers over 20 countries in the region. The company’s programme of humanitarian aid to the Caribbean also includes daily airlifting and shipping of emergency supplies including water, food and personal care items, as well as essential equipment such as power generators and solar light bulbs. It added that its relief efforts across the Caribbean will include four major shipments to Puerto Rico during the next two weeks.

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