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Digicel gives more Hurricane relief

Digicel gives more Hurricane relief

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Digicel has once again come to the aid of persons who were displaced by the passage of Hurricane Tomas on Saturday, October 30, 2010.{{more}}

Last Tuesday, Digicel’s Channel Manager Gershom Dick handed over to the National Emergency Management Organisation (NEMO) more than EC$5000 in food and toiletries.

Accepting the donation at the offices of Digicel in the Lewis Building on James Street, Acting Deputy Director of NEMO Houlda Peters said that the organization is very grateful to Digicel for such a contribution. She said that the donation will go a long way as there are still 50 persons in 10 shelters throughout the island, “and we still need to provide them with relief supplies.” Peters said that the shelters are located on the Leeward and Windward sides of the island, while there is also one shelter still open in the Kingstown area. She revealed that the homes of the persons in these shelters were completely destroyed by Tomas. Peters also said that the Housing and Land Development Corporation (HLDC) is working very hard to get these people back into their homes.

Included in the donation were Crix Crackers, bathroom tissue, sugar, sardine and tuna.

Channel Manager Dick said that the donation came as Digicel is aware that there are still persons in the various shelters.

“It is so easy to forget about these people, but Digicel did not forget, and this is our way of showing that we are still aware and still checking up on these people,” said Dick.

On Wednesday, November 3, 2010, Digicel donated a quantity of food supplies and phone credit to a number of shelters on the Windward side of the island.

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