$50k gift for Winston victims

AS the country rebuilds from the devastating effects of Severe Tropical Cyclone Winston, Motibhai Group has pledged $50,000 worth of basic food and household items in relief efforts.

Group chairman Kirit Patel said the company was dutybound to step in and assist fellow Fijians who faced the full wrath of the monster cyclone and were in dire need for assistance.

“In line with the Prime Minister’s plea to direct all assistance to the National Disaster Management Committee, we humbly pledge support with basic food and household items worth $50,000,” Mr Patel confirmed.

He said in times of such national crisis, Motibhai Group had a responsibility to assist fellow Fijians get their lives back to normal.

“My heart goes out to all those who have lost their homes and valuables while not forgetting the families of those who have even lost their precious lives.

“Many of our fellow brothers and sisters have lost their lives while trying to save that of others. We are deeply saddened and also moved by their acts of bravery.

“While we as humans have no control over such natural disasters, we have a social responsibility to assist our brothers and sisters during such trying times,” Mr Patel said.

He said being a resilient community, Fijians were well known to rise from such disasters.

“I wish everyone a quick recovery as life slowly returns to normality in our beloved country,” Mr Patel said.

He said items would be handed over to the DISMAC team in Suva on Friday.

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