Digicel brings goodies to Sandy Bay village
December 23, 2005

Digicel brings goodies to Sandy Bay village

A family of Sandy Bay now has more reasons to celebrate this Christmas Season and beyond.

As their way of giving back to the community, Digicel donated a basket filled with food items to the Lavia family of Sandy Bay last Wednesday.

Mother, Eva Lavia, who lives with her six children and grandchildren in a one-bedroom wall structure, broke into tears as the items were presented to her. {{more}}She said while sobbing, “I feel real glad to get this stuff and I thank Digicel.” She lamented one of the main struggles the family faces each day is the dilapidated roof that hangs over their heads, and noted that it shreds when it rains heavily. She appealed to the general public for assistance for her and her family.

Eighty-six-year-old Sarah Sam, a widow of Calder, was also the recipient of a hamper from Digicel. Sam, who occupies a two-bedroom house with her grandson, was very happy when she received the basket filled with goodies.

Blinded but not deterred, the woman said she was glad to have life but saddened by the death of her husband, Alpheus Sam, who died last week. She said, “Me and ‘dadda’ married on the 25th September 1960 and I miss him a lot.”

She mentioned that she is well taken care of when the nurses come to visit her. Sam also has three children living in Trinidad.

Digicel would be rounding up their donations with stops in Clare Valley, Chateaubelair and Union Island.