WIB donates to SMDF

June 9, 2020 5:50 am

The Windward Islands Banks donates to SMDF (NAF 110,000) to assist charitable COVID-19 community programs 

Philipsburg – On June 8th 2020 the largest consumer and business bank of Sint Maarten, The Windward Islands Bank Ltd. (WIB), made a generous donation of NAF 110,000.00 to the Sint Maarten Development Foundation (SMDF) in support of COVID-19 food relief programs. The programs are aimed at providing food security to over 500 children and 550 senior citizens on the island.  

The SMDF has demonstrated competency in providing a structured support in our community and supporting NGO’s that are involved in feeding the most needy and vulnerable on the island.

General Managing Director of WIB, Mr. Derek Downes stated: “we realize that COVID-19 has made a tremendous negative impact on our country whereby many residents are facing financial difficulties. We’ve therefore teamed up with this phenomenal Foundation, which is recognized for its amazing work and community programs, and have made a contribution to bring immediate support to those in need.

In closing Mr. Downes stated: “the well-being of our Sint Maarten residents is our highest priority, and we are very happy to be able to provide financial support during this crisis situation. Together we will get through this”.

Photo caption: Derek Downes (General Managing Director), Melanie Choisy (SMDF Program and Development  Manager), Ector Gumbs (Assistant General Manager)