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Fijians In Canada Assist Cyclone Affected Families Here

Fijians in Canada have come together to assist cyclone affected families in Fiji. Newly formed Fiji Disaster Relief Society (FDRS) in Vancouver donated over FJ$15,000 to Habitat for Humanity Fiji
01 Jun 2018 10:00
Fijians In Canada Assist Cyclone Affected Families Here
From left: Fiji Disaster Relief Society assistant secretary Petaia Usakilakiba, treasurer Raj Anjum, secretary Salesh Prasad, chairperson Kamilla Singh, Director Dinesh Khanna, assistant treasure Bob Jatan, assistant chairperson Irshad Khan, and president Kavin Chand. Photo: Habitat for Humanity Fiji

Fijians in Canada have come together to assist cyclone affected families in Fiji.

Newly formed Fiji Disaster Relief Society (FDRS) in Vancouver donated over FJ$15,000 to Habitat for Humanity Fiji for Tropical Cyclone Josie and Tropical Cyclone Keni relief work.

These funds were collected during a fundraising event organised by the society in April.

Fiji’s Honourary Consular to Canada, Bobby Naicker, accepted the cheque on behalf of Habitat for Humanity Fiji, at the Khanna Banquet Hall in Surrey.

The fundraising was aimed to make a positive impact for cyclone affected Fijian communities and make a difference in the lives of disadvantaged people.

“In order to make it more inclusive and provide an opportunity to the community as to where the funds should be donated, a survey was conducted.

“Majority of the attendees at the event chose Habitat for Humanity Fiji,” said the chairperson of the Fiji Disaster Relief Society, Kamilla Singh.

The President of FDRS, Kavin Chand said he was thankful to all his committee members because without a collaborative team work and the support from the local community and businesses in Vancouver, this assistance would not have been possible.

Fijian Rugby 7s legend, Waisale Serevi was the guest speaker at the fundraising event and donated one of his past signed rugby jerseys to auction and boost the fund drive.

Serevi, who travelled from Seattle with his wife, spoke on the recent disaster in Fiji, and what Fijians overseas could do to help those affected back home.

 

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