Providenciales, Turks & Caicos Islands (Wednesday, January 26th, 2011) - Fortis Inc, PPC's parent company has once again donated $2,000 in lieu of Christmas cards to a TCI non-profit organisation. Donations were made to charities based in each of the countries where Fortis Inc. operates. All employees were given the opportunity to submit the name of a charity to receive this annual donation. Once all names were submitted, we selected the Charity with the most votes. The recipient of the 2011 donation is the Turks and Caicos Diabetic Association, a national voluntary health association whose mission is to improve public and medical awareness about diabetes.
PPC Ltd understands the significance of having such an established association to bring about awareness among the people of the Turks and Caicos Islands and has committed to assisting the Diabetes Association in their efforts. Corporate Services Manager, Daphne Penn comments, "members of the association have voluntarily dedicated their time and resources to promote healthy life styles in our local schools and communities while offering support and referrals for individuals suffering from diabetes; hence PPC's willingness to continue being major sponsors of such a worthy cause."
Penn also added: "Since Fortis Inc became our parent company they have given an overall total of $10,000 to the Cancer Society, Kidney Association, Provo Children's Home, Heart Foundation and now the Diabetic Association. Diabetes is a condition that has affected many persons in our communities whether it is directly or indirectly and we need to remain vigilant of this and assist where ever possible in keeping this Association operational."
President of the Diabetic Association, Elaine Clare, was thrilled to receive the donation and thanked PPC by stating: "When PPC contacted us to advise that we were the recipients of the donation we were extremely surprised and appreciative. The donation will definitely go a long way in helping us continue our Diabetes Awareness campaign. There are many persons in the TCI who can't afford diabetic testing equipment and the funds from PPC will go towards this purchase. "
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