RUBIS continues to assist in the country’s fight against Covid-19. This time the energy company focused their efforts on helping to protect thousands of commuters who use the services of the Transport Board daily. The donation was in the form of hand sanitising equipment to ensure that passengers can safely sanitise their hands before embarking on the Board’s buses. In making the presentation of 85 hand sanitizer units, Andrea Gooding, RUBIS Marketing Manager, explained, “We are committed to the fight against the spread of Covid-19 and this includes protecting those who ride the vital bus service each day. We recognise that persons need to travel safely and whilst masks are now mandatory, the additional ability to sanitize ones hands offers extra protection. By having hand sanitising units at the terminals and on buses, we are offering additional measures to mitigate the spread of Covid-19 and helping passengers and bus drivers to remain safe.”
Lynda Holder, Chief Operations Officer of the Transport Board accepted the donation from RUBIS, which also included a supply of hand sanitiser solution and batteries for the units, valued at $17,000. She said they were pleased to partner with RUBIS in this initiative aimed at reducing the spread of the virus. She explained, “To have been able to place these dispensers in the highly trafficked areas associated with public transportation such as on the buses and in the terminals offers many persons an additional measure of safety. This gesture from RUBIS was truly appreciated and will go a long way in assisting with our ongoing fight against this virus.”
The recent presentation would benefit over 30,000 commuters with the sanitising units having been placed on the majority of the electric buses and depot gates.
In addition to donations throughout the Caribbean, RUBIS donated over BDS$83,000 towards several Covid-19 relief efforts in Barbados during 2020. Last year the company donated iPads, mobile routers and data to the Ann Hill School. They continued their support this month through an additional donation of five months data to assist 12 students, as online learning remained the sole method of teaching in Barbados.