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60K pledge

Nasik Swami
Saturday, December 22, 2012

DIGICEL Fiji has pledged more than $60,000 to support relief efforts following the destruction caused by Tropical Cyclone Evan.

As part of the relief efforts, Digicel on Thursday supplied essential food supplies and provisions to 1000 families in the worst-affected areas.

Company chief executive officer Maurice McCarthy said in times of natural disasters, it was important to make quick efforts to help the most vulnerable in the community.

"Digicel staff and members of the Digicel Fiji 7s team packed 13 tonnes of essential food items into one thousand packs for families in Western Viti Levu," he said.

Digicel has also embarked on a 'drop a can' campaign in which members of the public are requested to drop any canned food into boxes located at MHCC, MH Tamavua and at the Digicel Fiji head office at Kadavu House in Suva.

Members of the public are encouraged to drop clothes and blankets into the boxes. The company on Tuesday provided all customers with $5 free credit to assist with emergency communications with family and friends.

Spokeswoman Sheryl Singh said Digicel was committed to assisting Fiji in its recovery and was proactively engaged with DISMAC to support their efforts to assist communities in the wake of Tropical Cyclone Evan.