Bacardi Limited and the Bacardí family commit to donating $1 million (€1.15 million) in cash and other assistance to the disaster relief and recovery efforts following the devastating impact of Hurricane Dorian on The Bahamas.
Bacardi said that it will collaborate with non-profit partners and the Bahamian government to ensure that immediate and long-term assistance is given to local relief agencies.
The company has also organised an employee drive to collect much-needed items for those in need in the wake of Hurricane Dorian.
Bacardi & The Bahamas
The Bahamas became the adopted home of Bacardi in the early 1960s, after the company moved there fleeing from revolutionary government forces in Cuba.
“We have never forgotten the incredible kindness of the Bahamian people and the important role they played in the history of our company,” said Facundo L. Bacardi, Chairman of family-owned Bacardi Limited.
“We hope in a small way to contribute to the rebuilding of this great country in the face of this tragedy just as The Bahamas helped Bacardi rebuild nearly 60 years ago.”
Bacardi no longer has a presence in the Bahamas, after spending almost 50 years in the region.
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