Digicel Raises More Aid for Dominica

Digicel Raises More Aid for Dominica

September 4, 2015, Castries St. Lucia; Digicel through its themed campaign “Digicel Helping Hands” is going one step further in its efforts to contribute to the relief efforts for Dominica after the passage of Tropical Storm Erika. St. Lucians are encouraged to make their donation to the Dominica Relief Fund by texting the word ‘HELP’ to 5151 to donate $2 today.

Immediately after the passing of the storm, Digicel St. Lucia contracted a fleet of boats to deliver food supplies, water, toiletries, cleaning agents and clothing to Dominica. Digicel St Lucia also extended the boats stay in Dominica in order to facilitate the Dominican Red Cross accessing communities which were not accessible by road. The staff and management Team of Digicel St Lucia has also been actively contributing through the donations of clothing, food supplies and toiletries. Digicel St. Lucia engineers have been on the ground assisting in the restoration of the infrastructural damage done to the communication network in Dominica. Over in Dominica, Digicel provided all prepaid customers with $5 free credit to keep connected with friends and family and all postpaid customers received a 5% discount off their Digicel bill.

Digicel is extending the Dominica relief efforts to the citizens of St. Lucia, by asking each St. Lucian to join the movement to help Dominica and to participate in the Digicel text to donate campaign. St Lucians are asked to text the word HELP to 5151 to donate $2 to the Dominica relief fund.

Country Manager of Digicel St. Lucia Siobhan James-Alexander said ‘At Digicel we continue to sympathize with the government and people of Dominica and also our family at Digicel Dominica as they continue to grapple with this tragic situation. We stand committed to continue to provide technical and humanitarian support, as they look on resiliently to recover and return the country to a state of normalcy. We believe that with our customers being such a huge part of our Digicel family, that they too feel like partners in the drive to contribute to assisting the nature isle and to participate in the text to donate campaign. A donation of two dollars ($2) can undoubtedly go a very long way in ensuring that a child gets to return to school, a family is able to have a roof over their head once more or a health center rebuilt to serve a community. We encourage everyone to text as much as they can to assist in this drive because Dominica needs all of us right now. ’

Digicel calls on all St. Lucians to join the movement to assist Dominica and text ‘HELP’ to 5151 as all proceeds go to the Dominica Relief Fund.

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