‘Help For Haiti’ Project Provides Quick Food Assistance To Communities In Need

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Published on October 20, 2016 with No Comments


Caribbean telecommunications provider Digicel has launched a “Help for Haiti” project to provide a safe and convenient option for customers in the US, Canada, France and anywhere in the world to quickly provide food relief to friends, family and the general population of Haitian communities affected by Hurricane Matthew.

Digicel has provided medical supplies, clothing and other necessities in their relief efforts. The Miami office has offered free calls to keep families connected. The food transfer initiative is an additional outlet provided by their new e-commerce platform RedBarrel, the Caribbean’s first e-commerce company.

“Our main goal is to ensure food supplies are available to help people suffering from the devastation caused by Hurricane Matthew,” said Andreina Gonzalez – Digicel Diaspora’s marketing director. “We have a system in place that will deliver these goods to impacted areas, and understand how time sensitive and crucial it is for residents to have the supplies they need to sustain throughout this ordeal.”

Given the imminent need to help victims, Digicel accelerated the launch of the food transfer feature of its new e-commerce service, which was originally scheduled to be in market in January 2017.

• Customers can visit go.redbarrel.com/helpforhaiti to access four food packages designed to accommodate one or multiple people. Digicel does not charge any fees. Packages contain basic staples like rice, ground corn, peas, cooking oil, canned salmon, pasta, etc.

• Packages will be delivered with no holdups or delays in customs. Digicel partnered with Haitian retailer Jako Transfer and the goods are shipped from their local warehouses.

Digicel is donating 100 percent of its proceeds of the food packages sent to Haiti through RedBarrel, during the month of October, to Haven, a known NGO established in 2008, which has raised over US$21 million for Haitian causes such as community development, sustainable livelihood, shelter solutions, water and sanitation.

For more information on how to participate in the “Help Haiti” Project, contact care@redbarrel.com

SOURCE:  Caribbean News Now



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