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One Heart Project Launched

April 30, 2020

 Frontline healthcare providers working at isolation centres around Barbados now have one less thing to worry about – their groceries. Banks Holdings Limited (“BHL”), one of Barbados’ largest beverages conglomerates, through its One Heart Project, has committed to donating care packages to frontline healthcare workers stationed at isolation centres for eight weeks. 

Jose Infante, Country Manager, BHL, is extremely optimistic that the project will have a positive impact on the lives of the healthcare workers involved. “Social distancing rules are necessary at this time, but we have seen the challenges many persons face to get their necessities,” he said. “Our company’s initiative will ensure that healthcare workers, including nurses and doctors, have the food and beverage essentials they need without having to frequently join any queues.” 

His comments were reiterated by BHL’s Commercial Manager, Shafia London, who also expressed her appreciation for the tremendous sacrifices being made by the healthcare workers. “This is our way of thanking our community heroes. We really wanted to show them that their work is valued, so we have included a personalized thank-you note written by one of our employees in each care package. As a community, we are stronger together and will win together with kindness.”

During a virtual handover ceremony, Dr. Jaqueline King, a member of the Queen Elizabeth Hospital Board of Directors commended the project. “Our doctors and nurses are caregivers and take care of everyone else, but our society can forget that they need care too. We are truly appreciative of BHL’s initiative to remember our medical professionals at this time in a most tangible way.”

The care packages include essential grocery items including lentils, flour, rice, sugar, macaroni, fruit juices, and evaporated milk.

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Healthcare professionals stationed at the Blackman Gollop Primary School receive their care packages through the One Heart Project