LIME, the network that keeps the Caribbean connected, has extended a hand to its customers by giving away free talk time to those who need to connect with loved ones affected by the passage of Hurricane Sandy on the eastern seaboard of the United States.
In a swift response to this week’s natural disaster, the company is offering its residential landline customers 15 ‘family minutes’ free today, (October 31) between 12 noon and midnight.
During these 12 hours, LIME landline customers across the region can use these ‘family minutes’ on one call or on several calls totaling fifteen minutes, when contacting relatives and friends in the US who are affected by the passage of Hurricane Sandy.
Chris Williams, LIME Saint Lucia’s general manager, noted that this gesture is entirely in line with the company’s focus on the communities in which it operates.
“Two years ago, we saw the devastation visited upon Saint Lucia by the passage of Hurricane Tomas,” Chris noted. “We responded quickly, not only to repair our networks, but also to repair our communities by doing children’s parties, putting up water tanks, providing medical care, water, clothes and other essential supplies to some of the most badly affected communities.
“Although we in Saint Lucia have been spared so far this hurricane season, thank God,” Chris continued, “I’m sure most if not all of us have family and friends in the States who have been affected by Sandy. So we are very happy to offer this special ‘connection moment’ to our customers which we feel will go a long way in helping them cope with the terrifying effects of the storm. The people affected are in our thoughts and prayers.”
Known for its outstanding contribution to community development in the region, LIME is always keen to assist and sympathises with all those in countries that were affected by the passage of Sandy, particularly the US which suffered significantly.