Rum - and Goodwill - Flows Again at Bacardi Following Hurricane Maria

Oct 17, 2017 3:10 PM ET

Originally published by drinks trade magazine

Rum is flowing again in Puerto Rico at the Bacardi distillery following the devastation of Hurricane Maria.

And so is the goodwill from Bacardi employees around the world, who have joined together to support their colleagues affected by the hurricane.

Ignacio del Valle, Bacardi’s regional president of Latin America and the Caribbean., confirmed to Forbes that many of Bacardi's 300 direct employees on the island lost their homes. In addition to Bacardi Limited and the Bacardí family committing $US2million in cash and other assistance to Puerto Rico, and $US1million to local relief agencies supporting communities impacted in Florida, other islands in the Caribbean, The Bahamas, and Mexico, Bacardi employees established a donation fund.

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