PartnerRe has made two donations totaling $226,825 to support Bermudians directly or indirectly affected by the coronavirus pandemic.
It made one donation of $126,825 to the Coalition for the Protection of Children, which provides food and therapeutic treatment for children. This donation was raised through the personal donations of employees, board members and executive members, and matched by the company.
A second donation of $100,000 was made in April to the Bermuda Emergency Fund, managed by Bermuda’s Community Foundation (BCF), which provides essential services to Bermuda’s most vulnerable people.
In total PartnerRe and its employees have donated more than $550,000 to COVID-19 relief efforts worldwide.
Emmanuel Clarke, president and chief executive officer at PartnerRe, said: “As the world confronts the impact of COVID-19, we are reminded daily how we need to pull together as a community. At PartnerRe, we feel a strong duty to support the communities we live and work in, especially here in Bermuda which has been our headquarter office for 27 years.”
Kelly Hunt, executive director of the Coalition for the Protection of Children, said its work would not be possible without such forms of charitable giving. “Now more than ever, this donation will have a significant impact on the organisation’s ability to provide food security and other necessary support,” she said.
Myra Virgil, managing director of the BCF, said the donation was a huge help to the nonprofits providing essential services to Bermuda’s vulnerable populations. “It is heart-warming to see how the corporate community and individual citizens rallied to enable them to do their job,” Virgil added. “The Emergency Fund will continue to support our community as long as funds are available, but we know that Bermuda will need to progress from crisis mode to stabilisation and recovery in the near future.”
PartnerRe, Emmanuel Clarke, Coalition for the Protection of Children, Bermuda Emergency Fund, Bermuda’s Community Foundation, Myra Virgil, Kelly Hunt