All-Inclusive resort increase its philanthropic efforts during COVID-19 Pandemic
#Providenciales, Turks and Caicos –May 29, 2020 – Beaches Resort, the leading All-Inclusive resort in Providenciales, may be closed but the hotel’s philanthropic reach and contribution to the Turks & Caicos community during the COVID-19 pandemic is still very active.
This week, the resort and its employees took to the streets to host a much-needed clean-up. Over 34 Team Members donated their exercise hour on Tuesday, May 26, 2020, to collect nearly 140 bags of garbage between Lower Bight, Royal Avenue and the public beach access road as well as the picnic area adjacent to the Key West Village.
Beaches Resort is no stranger to The Bight community clean-up initiative, and its Green Team has been active through the years in keeping that neighborhood clean, while sensitizing its members on the importance of a clean environment to the tourism product.
Beaches General Manager, Jamie McAnally, who joined the group in the early morning clean-up, said that he is incredibly proud of the team, especially during this challenging time and he applauded their commitment to not only the resort and its mandate, but also to The Bight community.
“I am very proud of the team and the contribution they have made to this clean-up, it’s good to know that even during this challenging time they still have the heart and the spirit to do something good for the community.”
McAnally continued, “The condition of the public beach access road and picnic area was quite disheartening, and in dire need of care, the amount of garbage collected in that small area was immense. As a community, we have to do better to protect this beautiful island. So, I encourage beachgoers to ‘pack out what you pack in’ and leave the area clean for others to enjoy.”
Beaches Resort has been increasing its philanthropic reach since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and has assisted its 1,800 plus team members with food and financial support to soften the economic downfall that has affected so many people in the Turks and Caicos Islands.
Additionally, the resort has been an active contributor several locally run charitable organizations. Over 15 thousand pounds of food items have been donated to charities such as The Salvation Army, TCI Red Cross, The Soroptimist Club, The Provo Children’s Home and The Catholic Mission. These organizations assisted with distributing the donated items to the families that are most affected on Providenciales as well as the sister islands.
“The community clean-up and the meaningful donations show that the resort is keen on playing its part to taking care of and improving the community. We have been working closely with the local charities, who know the grounds and can identify the families that are most affected by the economic downturn of this pandemic,” McAnally continued, “We are excited to say that we have donated over 15 thousand pounds of food items to their pantries and we have seen our donations going to areas where they are needed the most. I am glad that we are able to make a difference through those organizations.”