As Guyana continues to support the relief efforts in Volcano ravaged, St. Vincent, Digicel Guyana became the latest local company this morning to join the national relief efforts.
Digicel Guyana has donated $2 million to the Civil Defence Commission (CDC) as calls continue for relief support for the island of St. Vincent.
In a statement, the company said it is committed to working with the Government of Guyana on national and regional emergencies and commends the CDC for its management of the relief efforts.
“We are confident that our donation will be put to good use in meeting some of the immediate needs of the people of Vincent & the Grenadines”, the company noted.
Head of the Commercial Department at Digicel Guyana, Simone Pierre said “Digicel is honoured to be part of this collaborative effort initiated by the CDC in providing relief to the people of St Vincent and the Grenadines. We would like the Vincentians to know that our hearts and prayers are with them during these difficult times”.
Digicel Group has also shown its commitment to helping the St Vincentians rebuild by donating US$500,000 worth of much-needed items to the government of St Vincent & the Grenadines last week.
Commenting on the assistance, Digicel Group Chairman, Denis O’Brien, said; “With our priorities being helping to keep people safe and keeping them connected, it’s at times like these that our natural instinct is to want to do everything we can to help. As a company, as a team and as the Digicel family, we are here for the people of St. Vincent & the Grenadines and ready to help in a meaningful way.”
Guyana has already dispatched three shipments of supplies to St. Vincent and has offered to render more assistance.