SMILE: Digicel donates cash to fire victim and his family

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SMILE: Digicel donates cash to fire victim and his family
The Hyppolite family pictured with Digicel St Lucias Country Manager Holly Hughes-McNamara.
The Hyppolite family pictured with Digicel St Lucias Country Manager Holly Hughes-McNamara.

Telecommunications company has donated $10,000 to a family whose house was destroyed by fire earlier this year.

Haron Hippolyte, a machine operator of the Star Publishing Company, who previously lived in Ciceron with his girlfriend, Nicole Justin; three children, mother and brother, lost their house in a fire in July 2011.

Unable to salvage any of their belongings in the fire, Hippolyte and his family were only left with the clothing they wearing on that gloomy day.

The entire family currently lives at his girlfriend’s mother’s house in Babonneau.

“This is amazing as I had no idea I would be receiving such a wonderful gift from Digicel. Thank you Digicel for making me and family smile,” Hippolyte said.

Digicel’s Marketing Manager, Kerchelle Jn Charles, said her company is happy to give assistance to a deserving family.

“Giving Haron and his family this financial support in this economically tough period in their life, will assist and put them on the recovery track,” Charles said.

The donation is part of the phone company’s Christmas Smile campaign.

As part of the campaign, customers have a chance to win $100,000 cash plus weekly prizes if they top up or pay their bills in full by or before Thursday, Nov. 29.

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