DAVIE, Fla., July 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ --Bankers Healthcare Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for healthcare professionals, has launched a fundraising campaign in support of Food For The Poor, an international relief and development organization, with a goal of raising enough money to provide two orphanages in Haiti access to clean water.
"In the United States, it can be easy to take basic necessities like clean water for granted," said Bankers Healthcare Group President Bob Castro. "It's so important to remember that it is a privilege. That's why we're working with Food For The Poor to provide new water systems to orphanages in Haiti. I'm proud of our team for inspiring this and other charitable initiatives that offer hope to the less fortunate both in our community and around the world."
Foyer des Enfants Aristild in Gonaives, Haiti is one of two homes that will receive a new water system. This home of more than 60 boys and girls has never had access to clean water, which means they spend valuable money on buying water for drinking and cooking. The other home is located in the south of Haiti, Cassamajor Orphanage, whose failing water system has meant dealing with cholera outbreaks among the approximately 180 children who live there.
In addition to employee contributions, Bankers Healthcare Group has launched a campaign that will run through August in which the company will donate $25 for each funded loan, up to $10,000.
"The company is running a campaign that we hope will boost fundraising efforts and help raise awareness about difficulties facing the people in Haiti," said Bankers Healthcare Group CMO Chris Panebianco. "Bankers Healthcare Group is donating $25 for each loan funded in August."
In addition to two water systems, BHG recently donated backpacks filled with schools supplies to Food For The Poor. Children in Haiti often cannot attend school unless they have basic school supplies, which are a luxury for people who are struggling for basic necessities. The company's donation will send 500 children in eight orphanages to school this year.
About Food For The Poor Food For The Poor, one of the largest international relief and development organizations in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 95 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor. For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.