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LDS Church helps out cyclone victims

  The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter – day Saints (LDS) has delivered food items and donated hygiene packs to help victims of Cyclone Winston. The church has also
28 Feb 2016 07:30
LDS Church helps out cyclone victims
Part of the food items donated by the Nausori Stake. Photo: LDS Church

 

The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter – day Saints (LDS) has delivered food items and donated hygiene packs to help victims of Cyclone Winston.

The church has also donated hygiene packs to Ministry of Health and Medical Services to be part of cyclone relief.

Some members of the Nausori stake of the Church went on the road yesterday to deliver much needed food items to near 2000 families whose homes were damaged or completely destroyed by cyclone.

Service Centre Manager of the Church, Elder Adolf Johansson said: “The Church is doing whatever it can to assist the families who had been affected by the cyclone and is assisting the Government in its efforts of relief.”

Recipients of this assistance were the Tailevu villages of Nasautoka, Korovou, Naitutu, Saioko, Nasaibitu, Nataleira and Burewai.

A team was also sent to Naitasiri villages of Lomaivuna, Waisa, Nabukaluka, Naivurevure and Nauluvatu.

These villagers received food and hygiene packs from the Church.

The food packs included basic food items like rice, flour, sugar, noodles, tin fish, and oil. The hygiene packs contained washing soaps, candles, matches and mosquito coils.

Aside from these donations, the humanitarian arm of the Church is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and Medical Services and United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund (UNICEF) in preparing hygiene kits, wash kits, water purification tablets and school kits for schools.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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