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Methodist Church Donates Food Rations, Items

  The Methodist churches around Fiji have been assisting those affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston. Apart from availing church halls and residents to be used as evacuation centres, Methodist Church
09 Mar 2016 09:30
Methodist Church Donates Food Rations, Items
Commissioner Eastern Luke Moroivalu. (left) with releif supplies donated by Methodist Church for Cyclone Winston victims. Photo: RONALD KUMAR.

 

The Methodist churches around Fiji have been assisting those affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston.

Apart from availing church halls and residents to be used as evacuation centres, Methodist Church deputy general secretary Reverend Ili Vunisuwai yesterday handed relief items to Commissioner Eastern Luke Moroivalu.

“The donation is huge and these food donated will help the people affected, this is the spirit of giving, love and togetherness,” Mr Moroivalu said.

“I am happy that the church has come out to join the Government in the disaster operation recovery and also with the rehabilitation work.

“This donation provide much assistance to the affected villages as they have lost everything from their houses to their belongings so I am very overwhelmed by the huge donation given by the Methodist church.”

The church concentrated on kitchen utensils, kerosene, primer stoves, lanterns, clothing, beddings and the harvested crops because they did not want to duplicate the food rations already provided by Government.

Secretary of the women’s division Nauca Balavu, who is in charge of putting together the packs, yesterday said they were going to the islands of Koro, Batiki and Lomaiviti with these packs.

Secretary of Christian Citizenship and Social Services Reverend  Iliesa Naivalu highlighted that they were getting a disaster trauma specialist from Australia Reverend Steven Robson to train the ministers and senior theological students on Friday and Saturday on how to counsel the victims affected by TC Winston.

Edited by Maraia Vula

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