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FirstCaribbean account to help vulnerable families

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CIBC FirstCaribbean is contributing to Government’s effort to help vulnerable families cope with the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.

As part of the national response to COVID-19, Government has launched the Barbados Adopt-A-Family programme. A press release from the bank said an official account has been established, which is open to all who wish to contribute to those out of work and needing help.

The name of the account is the “Barbados Adopt-A-Family” and the account number is A/C#1001193982. 

According to the release, FirstCaribbean will be facilitating the deposits, but all applications have to be made through the Ministry of People Empowerment – the Barbados Vulnerable Family Survival Programme.

The ministry can be contacted at 536-HOPE (536-4673). In order to protect those involved, the funds will be issued by E-cheque to allow the government to easily distribute payment cards to the families, allowing them to access their funds using ABMs and point of sale terminals islandwide.

CIBC FirstCaribbean will also be contributing $50 000 cash to the fund and the ministry will decide to whom this will be allocated. (PR)

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