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MWH Global Donates Towards PM’s Fund

MWH Global Donates Towards PM’s Fund
Damages on Moturiki island. Photo: Ronald Kumar
February 24
20:55 2016

MWH Global, the principal engineering advisors to the Fiji Roads Authority, is donating more than FJD $100,000 to cyclone relief.

The global firm, which has more than 150 staff in Fiji based in Suva, Savusavu, Namaka, Nabouwalu and Nakasi announced today that it will make the contribution from its MWH Caring Foundation to the Fijian Prime Minister’s National Disaster Relief and Rehabilitation: Cyclone Winston Fund.

“Many of our staff come from, or have families living in, villages or on islands that have been hard hit,” said MWH Fiji Country Manager Mike Rudge.

“Many people are uninsured or underinsured, and there are a number of communities that have lost everything. Others, we are yet to hear about.”

Mr. Rudge said the loss of human lives, homes and livelihoods prompted the response from the MWH Global network of employees and its Caring Foundation.

The Foundation was established in 2002 to fund causes that align with the firm’s purpose of Building a Better World. The fund has since donated almost FJD$2,000,000 to select charitable, educational and relief organisations around the world.

Alan Krause, chairman and CEO of MWH Global, said the thoughts of all in the firm, are with the people of Fiji.

“We wanted to do what we could to help – and The Prime Minister’s National Disaster Fund gives us the opportunity to ensure our donation goes to the people who need it most.”

Marshall Davert, president of Government & Infrastructure for MWH in Asia Pacific and the Americas, said the decision to donate the money to Fiji was an easy one.

“The heavily damaged areas are hometowns for many of our colleagues. Right now, we’re working to provide immediate assistance, food and clothing to our team members who have lost their homes or whose homes have been heavily damaged.

“We will be here working side-by-side with the Fijian Government to assist in rebuilding these communities.” Mr. Davert will visit Fiji next week from the MWH head office in Colorado, USA, to provide support to local staff and see the devastation first-hand.”

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