DIGICEL SAYS THANK YOU BVI FOR HELPING HAITI
Monday, 15 February 2010 – Road Town, Tortola: CEO of Digicel BVI, Alan Bates, on Monday expressed heartfelt gratitude to the people of the BVI for further supporting earthquake victims in Haiti.
Following last month’s 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Haiti, there has been an outpouring of support from a number of international organizations, businesses and individuals, who have either donated funds or initiated activities to raise funds for Haiti, and the efforts continue.
In the BVI, Digicel staff embarked on a successful fundraising drive over the weekend to sell A Rose for Haiti. Bates stated: “It was a tremendous effort on the part of our staff and I am delighted to say that we surpassed our target, thanks to the generous support of the BVI community. We really commend the efforts of everyone who find it in their hearts to support the people of Haiti especially at this time and we encourage you to keep Haiti in your prayers.”
The CEO reiterated that 100% of the proceeds from the sale of the roses will go towards the Digicel Haiti Relief Effort.
On Sunday February 14th, the local Digicel staff also used the opportunity to donate several of the buckets of roses to the patients and staff at Peebles Hospital and the Adina Donovan Home, and also to the Rainbow Children’s Home, in celebration of Valentine’s Day.
Immediately after the earthquake struck in Haiti on January 12th, Digicel, which has over 2 million customers in Haiti, announced a $5 million donation, had technical teams sent into Port-au-Prince to help rebuild the telecommunications network, and collaborated with top Caribbean artists to produce a song, which is now available for sale on iTunes. In addition, Digicel rallied its employees throughout its 32 markets to come up with innovative ways to raise more funds for Haiti. Across the Digicel Group, customers and staff have raised over $800,000 to date and that figure continues to rise.
Over 230,000 people were killed and hundreds of thousands injured as a result of last month’s earthquake in Haiti.
To contribute to the Digicel Haiti Relief Fund, please go to www.facebook.com/helphaiti.
For further information on Digicel BVI, please call +1 284 300 2273, drop by in-store or visit www.digicelbvi.com.
ABOUT DIGICEL GROUP
After eight years of operation, Digicel has 8.8 million customers across its Caribbean and Central American markets and is renowned for competitive rates, unbeatable coverage, superior customer care, a wide variety of products and services and state-of-the-art handsets. By offering innovative wireless services and community support, Digicel has become a leading brand in the Caribbean and has placed the region at the cutting-edge of wireless communications – the company is also a recent entrant to the Central American and Pacific markets.
Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and now has operations in 32 markets world-wide. Its Caribbean and Central American markets comprise Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Panama, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago and Turks & Caicos. The Caribbean company also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barths. Digicel Pacific comprises Fiji, Nauru, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga and Vanuatu.
In total, across its 32 markets, Digicel has 10.3 million subscribers.
Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean and Central American sports teams, including the West Indies Cricket Team and Special Olympics teams throughout the region. Digicel is also title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean Championships and the Copa de Naciones Digicel, which are the Caribbean and Central American qualifiers to the CONCACAF Gold Cup.
Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information on Digicel.