Digicel was among the first companies to donate to the volcanic relief in St. Vincent and the Grenadines.
On April 12, the company announced its donation of US$500,000 worth of much-needed items to support the urgent relief efforts, after the volcano erupted explosively three days earlier.
Immediately before and after the eruption, thousands of people evacuated from the Red Zone and moved in shelters amidst significant ash fall and a deteriorating situation.
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 and the Grenadines and ready to help in a meaningful way.”
“We take our responsibility as a provider of critical national infrastructure very seriously. Ably and energetically led by Fanta Williams, our CEO for Digicel St. Vincent and the Grenadines, our business continuity management teams are mobilised on-island and across the Caribbean and our focus is on ensuring our network serves the needs of the people at this critical and unsettling time – and that we come through this together.”