The DIGICEL Group has announced the donation of US$500,000 worth of much-needed items to support the urgent relief efforts here in St Vincent & the Grenadines caused by explosive eruption of La Soufriere.
The telecommunications company, in a release, said it will work with the Government of St Vincent & the Grenadines to identify immediate needs, noting that with thousands of people evacuated from the red zone and housed in shelters and significant ash fall resulting from the explosive eruptions of La Soufriere affecting the entire island, the situation is challenging.
The company said, also that it would assist in procuring and shipping items identified as urgently needed in the early stages by the National Emergency Management Organisation.
Digicel Group Chairman Denis O’Brien said the company stands ready to help in a meaningful way.
O’Brien said the company’s business continuity management teams are mobilised on island and across the Caribbean, and their focus is on ensuring that their network serves the needs of the people at this critical and unsettling time.