Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings reaches $2.5m fundraising goal for hurricane relief

NCLH is matching the money received in donations from team members, guests, travel partners and business partners for the Hope Starts Here hurricane relief program NCLH is matching the money received in donations from team members, guests, travel partners and business partners for the Hope Starts Here hurricane relief program

Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings announced it has met the company’s goal of raising $2.5m for the Hope Starts Here hurricane relief program.

In less than four months, the program has received more than $1.25m in donations from the company’s team members, guests, travel partners and business partners, which the company has matched in order to assist All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response, a non-profit organization focused on natural disaster relief, in rebuilding safe, resilient schools on five Caribbean islands.

The Hope Starts Here hurricane relief program launched in late September 2017 when the company partnered with relief organization All Hands and Hearts to help provide immediate relief in Key West and reconstruct schools and critical infrastructure in affected islands in the Caribbean including Puerto Rico, St. Thomas, St. Maarten and Tortola.

‘We are extremely grateful to have met our goal of raising $2.5m to help fund the Hope Starts Here hurricane relief program which we began after witnessing the devastation that Hurricane Irma and Maria inflicted on the Florida Keys and the Caribbean,’ said Frank Del Rio, president and ceo of NCLH.

David Campbell, co-founder of All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response commented, ‘As the single largest donation in our organization’s history, this support allows us to continue and expand upon our work to rebuild in the Caribbean after the devastating hurricanes of last year.’

 

Posted 20 February 2018

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