Fijian community in NZ send relief items back home

Fiji Honorary Consul Harish Lodhia (left) and Jagdish Punja with supplies that have been sent for flood victims in the Western Division. Picture: SUPPLIED

FAMILIES affected by the recent floods in the Western Division, especially in Ba, will soon be receiving assistance from members of the Fijian community in New Zealand.
The relief efforts by the Fijian community in NZ combined with the efforts and sponsorship of Neptune Shipping, the Fiji Senior Citizen Group and Friends Reaching Out – a humanitarian group dedicated to alleviating the plight of the flood-affected people in Fiji – will soon change the standard of living of Fijians affected in the floods.
Fiji’s Honorary Consul in Auckland Harish Lodhia has mobilised disaster relief assistance that is being stored in two 20 feet containers bound for Fiji from Auckland.
“The assistance from the New Zealand community and our volunteers in Auckland has been amazing and it looks like we will be sending more than two containers of relief items to Fiji,” Mr Lodhia said.
The containers contain new and second-hand clean clothing, new plastic tubs and buckets, assorted non-perishable packaged food items such as flour, canned baked beans, cooking oils, bottled drinking water, rice and other items.

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