China Harbour Engineering Company (CHEC) joined efforts with the government to provide relief supplies for more than 100 Abaco residents who were left homeless following a fire in a local community.
Staff members were mobilized on Thursday to shop and deliver the necessary items to officials as a part of the national aid efforts. Principal of CHEC Felix Chang said as soon as the company heard about the disaster, it was compelled to assist in any relief work.
“We automatically felt the need to do something for the people of Abaco who are now without homes,” said Mr. Chang. “The fire was an unfortunate situation and we at CHEC just want to show our support any way that we can.
“Our staff was very happy to be able to aid the community in this way.”
Through its efforts, CHEC was able to donate sleeping bags, fuel, gas cookers, pots, can openers, water, grits and many other food supplies. The items were delivered to officers from the Department of Social Services North Abaco district yesterday, where supplies are being organized for the victims.
These latest efforts come as CHEC prepares to start construction shortly on the $39 million North Abaco Port project. According to CHEC, the donation to the fire victims in Abaco is an example of CHEC’s commitment to community and improving the lives of residents where possible.
In locations where CHEC has offices in the world, the company has engaged in a number of Corporate Social Responsibility activities including the sponsorship of athletic and sports teams, environmental cleanup campaigns, the support of cultural competitions, donations to children and old age homes and disaster relief efforts. CHEC looks forward to engaging in these kinds of activities in the Bahamas as well going forward.