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Helping the helpers! All Hands & Hearts receives LTE modem from CCT

- to allow them to connect with families & friends abroad
CCT's Multimedia Artist, Christopher Kissoon presents gift bags and LTE Modem to All Hands and Hearts smart response organization on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Ivan Dawson Primary School. Photo: CCT
All Hearts and Hands have been helping to repair the Ivan Dawson Primary School in Cane Garden Bay. Photo: VINO
All Hearts and Hands have been helping to repair the Ivan Dawson Primary School in Cane Garden Bay. Photo: VINO
CANE GARDEN BAY, Tortola, VI - A part of CCT Cares initiative, the local telecommunications provider donated a LTE modem along with a gift bag to All Hands and Hearts, a volunteer group that has been assisting the Virgin Islands (VI) with their recovery efforts.

The volunteer group was presented with the goodies at the Ivan Dawson Primary School in Cane Garden Bay on February 27, 2018 where they were assisting with repairs.

The Ivan Dawson Primary School was one of many schools in the territory that was damaged during the hurricanes of September 2017.

According to the press release, "All Hands and Hearts – Smart Response's mission is to efficiently and effectively address the immediate and long-term needs of communities impacted by natural disasters and rebuild safe, resilient schools, homes and other community infrastructure."

The volunteer group expressed gratitude to CCT for providing them with a LTE modem in order for them to stay connected to their families and friends abroad.

"The volunteer recovery response organisation expressed gratitude during the presentation lamenting how overwhelmed and excited they are to recieve a LTE Modem making it easier to communicate with their families abroad," said the press release.

CCT's Marketing Manager, Recaldo E. Richardson said, “CCT Cares intiative will remain active and involved in the community as we support the BVI in the rebuilding process along with tackling issues that affect our territory."

The CCT Cares Initiative was officially launched in January 2018 with the donation of a GOFASTLTE Modem with complementary internet service to the Ebenezer Thomas Primary School in Sea Cow’s Bay, followed by a campaign this month taking a stand against Domestic Violence.

Parents expressed gratitude to volunteer group

Speaking with Tiffany C. Rhymer, a parent, she stated that she is "thankful" for the volunteer group assisting with the rebuilding of the school and for CCT for making them feel comfortable.

"I want to thank the people of All Hands and Hearts for taking the time out to help rebuild this school and the territory on a whole because I learnt that they are working all over the place and that's good."

She continued, "Thanks to CCT for doing their part and making the volunteers feel welcome and comfortable."

Another parent, who has been assisting All Hands and Hearts, referred to the volunteer group as "hardworking and dedicated".

He said, "The members of All Hands and Hearts are just very hardworking, kind and dedicated. They are from all over the world and they have their own issues to deal with but they came to our little island to help in a desperate time."

Meanwhile, Second District Representative Hon Melvin M. Turnbull had told our newsroom that the Ivan Dawson Primary School should be fixed in time for the September 2018 school term.

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