DIGICEL HELPS IN TIMES OF NEED

March 4th 2011 - DIGICEL HELPS IN TIMES OF NEED

Digicel partners with Hands of Love to provide food to families in need

 

Wednesday, March 2, 2011 – Hamilton, Bermuda. Continuing a tradition of community service, Digicel Bermuda has spurred a food drive to assist Bermudian families in need. This drive, in conjunction with Hands of Love Ministry (Charity #421), aims to provide canned goods and non-perishable food items to hungry families on the island.

“We realize that times are hard for many families due to the tough economic climate,” stated Digicel Bermuda CEO, Wayne Caines. “Digicel encourages all our customers, and any other concerned residents, to bring your cans and non-perishables to either Digicel store so we can add them to the food hampers going to the needy.”

“The support pledged by Digicel is in keeping with our motto: ‘It’s not about me; it’s about we.’  It takes the whole village to help the villagers that live within,” stated Fern Wade, Administrator for the Hands of Love Ministry.  “In the community, we are all neighbors. This is a great cause to open your hearts to ensure that all families will not only have food for today, but for tomorrow also.”

All Digicel customers will receive a text message notifying them of the food drive and the ways they can help. Customers may bring non-perishable food items to the stores for donation or they may make a monetary donation by sending a text message with the word “GIVE” to 4483. All proceeds will go directly to Hands of Love Ministry to assist with the food drive. The collection will end on March 11, allowing just over one week for donations.

While all canned goods and non-perishable foods will be accepted, Ms Wade suggested some staples that will go a long way in feeding a hungry family. The list includes pasta, tuna fish (or any canned meat), juice boxes, baked beans, canned vegetables, sauces, crackers, cereal, sugar, and rice.

Digicel employees have already contributed to the drive by donating various food items. Staff will also assist Hands of Love in the preparation of the food hampers for distribution to the families in need.

For more information about Hands of Love, please call 238-7368. For more information about Digicel, please visit www.digicelbermuda.com.

 

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About Digicel

 

After nine years of operation, Digicel Group Limited has 11 million customers across its 32 markets in the Caribbean, Central America and the Pacific. The company is renowned for delivering best value, best service and best network.

 

Digicel is the lead sponsor of Caribbean, Central American and Pacific sports teams, including the Special Olympics teams throughout these regions. Digicel sponsors the West Indies cricket team and is also the title sponsor of the Digicel Caribbean. In the Pacific, Digicel is the proud sponsor of several national rugby teams and also sponsors the Vanuatu cricket team.

 

Digicel also runs a host of community-based initiatives across its markets and has set up Digicel Foundations in Jamaica, Haiti and Papua New Guinea which focus on educational, cultural and social development programmes.

 

In 2004, Digicel developed Digicel Rising Stars – an annual talent show to support aspiring young music artists in the Caribbean. The show has spanned the Eastern Caribbean, Haiti, Jamaica and Trinidad & Tobago ranking as one of the top-rated shows.

 

Digicel is incorporated in Bermuda and its markets comprise: Anguilla, Antigua & Barbuda, Aruba, Barbados, Bermuda, Bonaire, the British Virgin Islands, the Cayman Islands, Curacao, Dominica, El Salvador, Fiji, French Guiana, Grenada, Guadeloupe, Guyana, Haiti, Honduras, Jamaica, Martinique, Nauru, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, St Kitts & Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent & the Grenadines, Suriname, Tonga, Trinidad & Tobago, Turks & Caicos and Vanuatu. Digicel also has coverage in St. Martin and St. Barts in the Caribbean.

Visit www.digicelgroup.com for more information.