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Thursday, 15 February 2018

How You Can Help Tonga and Other Pacific Islands After Cyclone Gita

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How You Can Help Tonga and Other Pacific Islands After Cyclone Gita

Tropical cyclone Gita has battered Tonga in the worst storm to hit the country in decades. When a disaster strikes the best help is donating money to an experienced organisation who can get help quickly to the people who need it most, and using local resources, where possible.

 

Here's how you can help from home:

From New Zealand:

The New Zealand Red Cross
The New Zealand Red Cross Pacific disaster relief fund ensures the Red Cross can respond quickly and efficiently to assist with the damage in Tonga, Samoa and Fiji. 

The link to donate is https://www.redcross.org.nz/donate/pacific-disaster-fund or if you are in New Zealand can text Red Cross to 4644 to automatically donate $3.

 

Christian World Service
The Christian World Service has set up a fund for Tonga. For more information please click this link:
https://www.cws.org.nz/newsroom/media-releases/cws-appeals-tonga-after-cyclone-gita

 

 Tearfund New Zealand

Tearfund New Zealand is collaboratively working with other local NGOs to help those families and communities worst affected by Cyclone Gita. To find out more or donate please follow this link:
https://www.tearfund.org.nz/donate/cyclone-gita-appeal.aspx

 

Oxfam New Zealand

Oxfam New Zealand is also supporting emergency response in the Pacific.
https://www.oxfam.org.nz/donate/appeal/5024

 

Habitat for Humanity New Zealand

Habitat for Humanity have started an Emergency Response Disaster Fund for those impacted by Cyclone Gita.
Donate and help rebuild communities in Tonga and those affected by cyclone Gita here https://www.habitat.org.nz or contact your local branch here. 

 

Free Chuch of Tonga
People in Auckland who want to make donations or drop off food can contact the Reverend Iveni Tomu at the Free Church of Tonga in Māngere on 09 376 462.

 

From Australia:

Red Cross Australia
For one week beginning Monday 12 February, donations to Red Cross Australia Disaster Relief and Recovery will go towards Cyclone Gita response and recovery efforts. The public can donate by:
• visiting www.redcross.org.au/disaster 
• calling 1800 811 700 to make a donation via credit card

All donations to Red Cross Disaster Relief and Recovery work over $2 are tax deductible.

 

CARE Australia
Care Australia is an international humanitarian aid organisation. Last year, CARE directly reached more than 14 million people through humanitarian response work. Donations to CARE’s Global Emergency Fund can be made at www.care.org.au/emergency.

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