Twenty-seven stalwart Butterfield volunteers helped Keep Bermuda Beautiful (KBB) in June.
Together with KBB Field Director, Dr. Eugene Harvey, the volunteers cleared up trash and bulky waste dumped in an area at the bottom of Parson’s Lane, Devonshire.
Butterfield’s President & CEO, Alan R. Thompson said volunteer days like this one were an important part of enhancing the Bank’s ongoing Corporate Social Responsibility efforts. “The Bank was very pleased to be able to assist KBB with this initiative, even though it meant lending out our employees on a Friday, one of our business days,” Mr. Thompson said. “Our employees all expressed appreciation at being allowed to participate. They all had a great time cleaning up the woodland while building their teamwork skills.” Making a valuable contribution to the communities in which we operate is written into our Mission Statement.
KBB President Susan Harvey said, “This place has been an eyesore for years and a potential source of pollution of water draining into Devonshire Marsh. The gully running beside the road has attracted cast-off bikes, car parts, mirrors, old paint cans and furniture. It was a mess.”
By the end of the session, the Butterfield group had filled 26 blue bags (an estimated weight of 520 pounds), 34 black bags (an estimated weight of 345 pounds) as well as hauling out the bulky waste for collection and proper disposal.
Dr. Harvey reported that the volunteers had radically changed the appearance of this heavily-littered area, which was also difficult to access. He added that the volunteers were cheerful, hardworking, great to work with and happy to cooperate with each other and with him. “And what is more they were willing to get down and get dirty,” Dr. Harvey said.
KBB said it was immensely grateful to the Butterfield volunteers for their community spirit and hard work. “People of this calibre do so much for all of us,” Mrs. Harvey said. “This type of action is critically necessary if Bermuda is to rid itself of the terrible weight of trash that currently litters the land. Bottles, plastic and discarded paper lie in every bush and gully becoming a significant source of pollution. Volunteers who come out to clear areas, bagging the litter for proper disposal by waste management make an enormous difference to the health and safety of the country for every resident and all our children and grandchildren.”
Note to Editors: The Bank of N.T. Butterfield & Son Limited (“Butterfield”) is Bermuda’s first and largest independent bank, and a specialist provider of international financial services. The Butterfield group offers a full range of community banking services in Bermuda, Barbados and the Cayman Islands, encompassing retail and corporate banking and treasury activities. In the wealth management area, the group provides private banking, asset management and personal trust services from its headquarters in Bermuda and subsidiary offices in The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands, Guernsey, Hong Kong, Malta, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. Butterfield also provides services to corporate and institutional clients from offices in Bermuda, The Bahamas, the Cayman Islands and Guernsey, which include asset management and corporate trust services. Butterfield is a publicly traded corporation with shares listed on the Bermuda and Cayman Islands stock exchanges. Further details on the Butterfield group can be obtained from our website at: www.butterfieldgroup.com.
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