AyinHa Farms donates to the CITCO clean-up crew
Today, AyinHa Farms and Brain Freeze Margaritas Bar provided lunch to eighty persons who were a part of the city-wide clean-up initiative. The businesses partnered to show some appreciation to the Damage Assessment and Needs Analysis (DANA) team that has been working in Belize City. Andre Pitts, AyinHa’s Director of Marketing and Business Development, who is also the Owner of Brain Freeze Margaritas Bar, explained how the initiative came to fruition.
Andre Pitts, Director of Marketing and Business Development, AyinHa Farms:“The tragic aftermath of Hurricane Lisa is really devastating but we’ve been very encouraged and inspired by the work of the volunteers in the aftermath all across the city, hundreds of volunteers including military officials, police, public officers, civilians bringing back our city to life and so we know that one of their greatest need is of course food and beverages after a hard morning’s work so we decided to come together Ayinha Farms and Brain Freeze Margaritas to play a small role in elping them out and providing meals for today.”
Reporter: How many meals are being provided and what are the meals ?
Andre Pitts, Director of Marketing and Business Development, AyinHa Farms: “Well today we have just under eighty meals to distribute, loaded plate of rice and beans, salad, plantain and whole fried tilapia from Ayinha farms so they should have sustenance to get them through the day for sure. We are extremely encouraged by the work of volunteers in the aftermath of the storm bringing back the city to life but one of the super stars with a team that has been hardest at work is certain the BEL linesmen so we certainly want to do something special for them and to do more of these feeding programs per se for the volunteers so we plan to do more.”
And, AyinHa isn’t the only entity that is doing its part to assist the Belize City Council in its efforts. Today, the Belize Tourism Board donated fifty thousand dollars to the council. Belize City Mayor Bernard Wagner commended the businesses and says that the private sector has gone above and beyond the call of duty.
Bernard Wagner, Mayor of Belize City: “We have had so many businesses bringing in breakfast for the workers, bringing in lunch for the workers, dinner in the evening because the City Emergency Management Organization has been functioning since we declared and it has continued on. We have the Belize Tourism Board, we have many of the other heavy duty equipment I don’t want to call much names because I don’t want to miss anyone but I will say this that the business houses all across this country we have had support from the Belize Sugar Cane Farmers Association they are sending in loaders, trucks to assist the cleanup. We have had assistance from the Placencia Village Council so many organizations the councils from Orange Walk Mayor Ladrick Shepherd and his team being one of the first one the ground. We had the Mayor from San Ignacio, we had the Mayor from Dangriga bringing in supplies for us yesterday. I was just told this morning that Mayor Rigo Vellos and the Corozal team will be coming in on Saturday to assist further with the clearing of debris so we have had the support, the Mayor of San Pedro was here last week as well he lended a hand he gave a contribution to the city council. Over all our government has been very supportive.”