Petrochemical company Proman TT said its family of companies will invest $1 million to support front-line healthcare workers, fence-line communities and vulnerable families, alongside the company’s employee donor-matching initiative.
Proman TT has also partnered with the Ministry of Health to provide more than 600 care packages to encamped and support medical staff at the Caura and Couva Hospitals over a two-month period.
These packages consist of a range of essential personal care and hygiene items.
Proman TT managing director Claus Cronberger said the company’s philosophy has always been to support local development across the country and within communities.
Cronberger said over the last couple months, the Proman family of companies has established partnerships with the Ministry of Health, local vegetable produce farmers, supermarkets, and relief agencies as part of a package of measures to support nationwide covid19 relief efforts.
He said the company has also placed its employees at the forefront by matching their personal donations towards covid19 relief efforts.
“During these unprecedented times, we must do our best to establish partnerships aimed at providing relief assistance where it is most needed, particularly to support the efforts of the Government and, especially, to our hard-working front-line healthcare workers, the vulnerable people and groups within our communities."
In a release on Sunday, Proman TT said food relief with access to food remains one of the most pressing issues for many families in TT.
The company will distribute more than 3,500 hampers over the course of three months in the Couva region and more widely, in partnership with the Couva Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce, the Carli Bay Fisherman’s Association and other relief organisations across the country.
Couva Point Lisas Chamber of Commerce president Ramchand Rajbal Maraj said, “The chamber is extremely pleased to partner with Proman in our very successful food hamper distribution.
“The people of TT are experiencing very severe hardships owing to the covid19 lockdown, and this is taking a heavy toll on those most in need across our nation."
Maraj said the chamber was very grateful for the kind generosity of the Proman family of companies that "have always proven themselves as a responsible and generous corporate citizen."
Carli Bay Fishing Association president, Imtiaz Khan said, “In this pandemic, the Proman family of companies continue to show compassion for the fisher folks and the members of our community by joining with us to provide much-needed relief supplies to our families.
“You continue to be a source of support as we partner to transform Carli Bay and Perseverance, helping us to reach our full potential as a model community.”
Proman TT said the company is proud to provide assistance to the Government as well as local community initiatives during this unique and uncertain time for the country.