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Exxon Mobile Gives Over $29k to Fiji Red Cross

Fiji Red Cross Society has be­come $29,511.80 richer follow­ing a cheque presentation by Exxon Mobil Manager Patrick Bu­laon to the Society. The cheque was received by Fiji Red Cross Director
20 Jan 2018 11:00
Exxon Mobile Gives Over $29k to Fiji Red Cross
Fiji Red Cross Director General Filipe Naioca receiving a cheque of $29,511.80 from Exxon Mobil Country Manager Patrick Bulaon at the Society's Boardroom on January 18, 2018. Photo: Nacanieli Tuilevuka

Fiji Red Cross Society has be­come $29,511.80 richer follow­ing a cheque presentation by Exxon Mobil Manager Patrick Bu­laon to the Society.

The cheque was received by Fiji Red Cross Director General Filipe Nainoca in Suva, yesterday.

Mr Bulaon said the cheque was to strengthen the partnership be­tween Exxon Mobil and the Fiji Red Cross Society.

He said Exxon Mobil recognised the needs of a community does not only come during natural disasters.

“This is our way of showing grati­tude and support of the humanitar­ian works carried out by the soci­ety,” Mr Bulaon said.

“We want to continue our part­nership and support. We know the need is constant. We know when disaster does strike, the Society is there to help the communities.”

Mr Nainoca acknowledged the do­nation from Exxon Mobil.

“For us, any support is deeply and humbly appreciated because a do­nation such as this will help com­munities,” Mr Nainoca said.

“Mobil is a very strong and close partner of Fiji Red Cross Society. This is not the first time for the organisation to show its support towards the Society.

“The organisation showed its support during Tropical Cyclone Winston and most importantly, the society is helping us in our prepar­edness programmes,” he said.

Mr Nainoca said they would be purchasing solar appliances and telephones for their preparedness programmes for their officers in maritime areas such as Rotuma, Koro, Vanuabalavu, Lakeba, Rabi and Kadavu.

The Fiji Red Cross Society has built emergency centres in the mar­itime areas through the assistance of the Australian-funded Resilient Fiji Project, including those in the Northern, Western and Central di­visions.

The Fiji Red Cross Society had as­sisted around 80,000 people affected by Tropical Cyclone Winston in Feb­ruary 2016.

Edited by Jonathan Bryce

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