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Trust rises to island's rescue

Torika Tokalau
Friday, December 21, 2012

THE National Trust of Fiji (NTF) is organising a donation drive for Denimanu Village on Yadua Island to help in their recovery from Tropical Cyclone Evan.

NTF project officer Jone Niukula said they received reports of the devastation from Pita Bolea, their ranger based on the island.

"They have been badly affected by the cyclone. The first line of houses from the beach was destroyed and 23 houses are without kitchens because the tidal wave washed it out to sea. Most of the water tanks have been damaged. They also lost five boats and sand has come right through to the village. The storm surge was at least 30m inside the village," Mr Niukula said.

"The villagers don't know what to do. Households are sharing pots and other kitchen utensils. It's very sad." He added they were seeking old clothes, kitchen utensils and anything that could be used by the villagers.

Gifts can be given to the National Trust Office at 3 Ma'afu Street in Suva.


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