WESTPAC is giving $100,000 for flood relief.
"I've visited the worst hit areas and have seen first-hand the widespread devastation in the west. It's a real tragedy for many who had just got on their feet again following the January floods. Our thoughts are with everyone affected as they rebuild their lives and businesses," said Adrian Hughes, Westpac Fiji's general manager.
The money will go to various charities including the Prime Minister's Flood Appeal, the Fiji Red Cross, the Foundation of Education for Needy Children, Save the Children Fiji, and the Ramakrishna Mission Centre.
"Given the scale of the disaster, we've tried to channel our donation to meet both immediate and long term needs of the affected communities. The donation compliments the hands-on help many of our staff has provided this year to help rebuild the community. We'll continue this type of support in the near future for the various impacted communities and of course, look at ways we can help our customers," Mr Hughes said.
Mr Hughes also praised the staff members of Westpac Fiji who gave generously to the staff appeal created to support colleagues and families affected by the floods
"Staff knew of the hardship faced by many families following the earlier floods, so they launched a drive for cash, dry foods, clothing, beddings and school stationery. I have been overwhelmed by the response and the generosity shown. In addition to clothing, bedding and stationery, Westpac staff members have given over $10,000 which will be distributed during the next couple of weeks," he added.
Immediately after the floods, Westpac announced their disaster relief package for customers. Affected customers are encouraged to visit their nearest Westpac branch or contact the Call Centre to discuss the most appropriate financial options.