More good Samaritans help evacuees

MORE good Samaritans have stepped in to help families at evacuation centres in Labasa with clothes and food.

The St John Vianney group, staff members from the Ministry of Lands and Mineral Resources and religious denominations have helped out since the weekend.

Yesterday, the St John Vianney group prepared bales of clothes for the evacuees, while those at the ministry collected cartons of clothes. Group president Selina Lee-Wah says performing good deeds has always been her motive and helping out the flood victims came at a time when she recently received bales of clothes from kind donors.

“We have plans to give out this bale of clothes to the flood victims as most of them really need it,” she said.

Department of Lands manager Northern Division Josefa Vuniamatana said their Labasa office staff members collected clothes to assist the flood victims.

“We managed to fill three cartons of clothes over the weekend and I thank each and every staff member for their contribution,” he said.

Members of the Nasea Methodist Church also helped out with food.

Reverend Inia Mavai said they would continue to help.

Vulovi resident Luisa Ane said they had lost everything in the flood.

“Right now the only thing I have left is the clothes I’m wearing and a few that I had packed in the plastic on the day we were evacuated from our homes,” she said.

“Most of us had to pack a few clothes in a plastic bag while some packed beddings, clothes, food and cooking utensils.”

Another resident, Dimele Tuikilakila, said she had only a few clothes left.

“I only packed a few clothes on the day we moved to the centre with enough food to help us through that day,” she said.

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