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Ascendant donates $100,000 to Eliza DoLittle

Ascendant Group Ltd has donated $100,000 to food charity The Eliza DoLittle Society.

In a statement, the parent company of electricity utility Belco said its contribution was aimed at helping those most impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

“What is clear is that, with people having been furloughed or laid off and not working, many Bermudians are struggling to put food on the table,” Ascendant stated.

“The Eliza DoLittle Society runs a food bank that provides food for the needy — literally a lifeline for those in need in our community.

“We are honoured and humbled to partner with Eliza DoLittle to help bring some relief to those most affected by the coronavirus.”

April Augustus, executive director of Eliza DoLittle, said: “I was literally speechless when I was contacted about this incredibly generous donation from Ascendant.

“This money will provide food for many of our most needy families across the island. In the last few weeks we have certainly seen an increase in clients in need, especially single mothers who are struggling to provide food for their children.

“On behalf of our staff, board members and especially our clients, many thanks to Ascendant for this incredible contribution that will make a huge impact in people's lives today and for as long as this crisis continues.”

Speechless: April Augustus, executive director of The Eliza DoLittle Society, was stunned by Ascendant's six-figure donation to the food charity (File photograph)

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Published April 06, 2020 at 11:21 am (Updated April 07, 2020 at 10:04 am)

Ascendant donates $100,000 to Eliza DoLittle

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