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Lending A Helping Hand

  Think Pacific Foundation staff members are on the ground working around the clock, gathering supplies and distributing emergency support to villagers. The foundation is a registered Fijian charity and
01 Mar 2016 12:33
Lending A Helping Hand

 

Think Pacific Foundation staff members are on the ground working around the clock, gathering supplies and distributing emergency support to villagers.

The foundation is a registered Fijian charity and volunteer organisation in the United Kingdom.

Foundation founder Harry Hunter said yesterday they had been delivering projects in the Lomaiviti and Ra provinces since 2009 and they intended to stand side by side with their friends and family in the villages.

“We are doing all we can to get donors from all over the world to help Fiji,” he said.

Mr Hunter also released footage taken during the height of Cyclone Winston at Tuatua Village in Koro Island.

“16 volunteers aged 18 to 23 from the UK, Germany and USA along with four leaders were in Koro Island during a youth and sports programme for rural children when the cyclone struck,” he said.

The village suffered severe damage- out of the 50 homes only five remained and children from nearby villages were swept out to sea.

“The island lost all communication for nearly two days. Think Pacific arranged evacuation by plane and the volunteers were the first of 4500 to leave Koro island

“We’re buying water, food, clothing, first aid and medical supplies and assisting communities to rebuild. Fiji has suffered the impact of the worst cyclone ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere. Hundreds of homes and entire villages have been left destroyed.”

Mr Hunter added that those who wanted to assist could contact them on http://fijicyclone.thinkpacific.com/

 

Edited by Paula Tuvuki

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