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United effort for aid relief

Priya Chand
Friday, January 18, 2013

TWO organisations have teamed up to help those affected by Tropical Cyclone Evans which ravaged the Western and Northern divisions last month.

Colgate-Palmolive (Fiji) Ltd gave 3000 Colgate toothpaste sachets, 2000 toothbrushes and 3000 Lime Fresh soap bars to Rotary Fiji (RF) for distribution to affected families around the country.

RF Humanitarian co-ordinator, Bob Niranjan said Rotary Fiji was grateful to Colgate-Palmolive for the donation.

"These items will be added to food and non-food packs that Rotary volunteers are distributing to the people affected by disasters such as Evan," Mr Niranjan said.

Manager of Rotary Pacific Water, Gael Leopold said the majority of the donated items would be distributed directly by RF volunteers during their field visits.

He said other items would be included in RF's dignity packs, which would be distributed through DISMAC to those who were still at evacuation centres.

Colgate-Palmolive (Fiji) Ltd hoped its contribution would provide some measure of relief and aid in the recovery process.

The estimated worth of stock donated is $10,000.

Earlier, the company also donated $40,000 worth of stock to DISMAC for distribution to affected families around Fiji.

The company also reminded members of the public to take heed of the Ministry of Health advice to always wash their hands with soap and water, and to boil all drinking water.





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