TWELVE families from Nawaka in Nadi were presented with relief packages yesterday morning in Westpac's attempt to help them with their recovery from the March floods.
Eugene Williams from the bank's Namaka branch said seven months on and the people of Nadi were still trying to recover from the floods.
"These included families with many young children as well as those who house elderly people," he said.
"We also looked at the number of people a family was supporting, because we found that some families were housing up to 15 people in a two-bedroom house."
He said the selection process was aided by a Lusi Nayasi, who lived among these families.
"She was really our link to these families in need. We selected these families not based on any special research, but just through having someone from the village informing us.
"Lusi didn't even take any of the relief assistance for herself, she helped us detect the needy families," said Mr Williams.
Westpac had the handover at the Nawaka settlement yesterday morning after they hosted a morning tea for the affected families.
"We're all a part of this community, and it is our responsibility to give back to these less fortunate families," said Westpac's head of corporate and business banking, Cameron Penfold.
Westpac was assisted by the Westpac Queensland team who donated items such as beddings, utensils, clothing and other useful home appliances.