Last year’s Tropical Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu brought major destruction for crops, buildings, and equipment. This included destruction of nearly 80% of the country’s rainwater harvesting structures. As a result, communities were badly affected – not only by the cyclone itself, but also by the subsequent drought following the cyclone.
We have had a massive response from the whole Diocese to the appeal for clothing that will go into a container bound for Vanuatu. However, time is running out for filling the container, as well as raising the funds to freight the container to the Vanuatu. All clothing donations and freight funding donations are needed by the 12th of March – the timer provides a handy reminder of how much time we have left.
To all parishes, schools, and ministry units who have supplied clothing and donated freight money, Thanks so much!
There is still some time left to donate. Remember: cotton or cotton mix is best, no wool. Good quality new or used only. New underclothing is good too. For those wanting to donate towards the cost of freight, the suggested donation is $200, but whatever you can give will be gratefully received. Cheques can be made out to ‘Vanuatu Fund’ c/- Rory Pilbrow, 38 Fairfield Avenue, Lower Hutt 5011 or online to bank account number 03 0531 0063385 00. Please put your parish name in the details box.
For further information:
Rory Pilbrow, Wellington: 027 261 8999
Isaac Henderson, Palmerston North: 022 222 6425