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A time for the less fortunate

Mere Naleba
Saturday, December 22, 2012

ABOUT 100 children who were affected by Tropical Cyclone Evan will receive Christmas gifts.

This has been made possible after staff of the American Embassy, who are members of the Foreign Service National Association, collected gifts for needy and those affected by the recent cyclone.

"This is part of our charity work that we conduct every year and we have been collecting gifts and presents since the start of the Christmas season," regional environmental assistant Andy Rokobuli said.

Ms Rokobuli was at the Fiji Times Limited office yesterday to hand the gifts to the company's managers who would be responsible for identifying and selecting recipients.

The gifts are for toddlers up to 12-year- old.

The Western Division was the worst hit by Evan, leaving about 1000 people at evacuation centres.

Most of the gifts received yesterday would be for children in the Western Division and the underprivileged children in the Central Division.

Most families in the west were still trying to recover from the devastating floods earlier in the year when they were hit by Cyclone Evan.

And with Christmas just four days away, the gifts will bring a smile to the younger members of families.