One branch sent money to replace household linen that was destroyed by flooding in Fiji, another helped fund the repair of a cyclone destroyed water treatment plant in Vanuatu. Each year something different but always there is a need.
Branches respond to specific requests from a paired mission community, mainly religious sisters or brothers working in education, community welfare, and health care. Each mission community has its own special needs and challenges. Requests increasingly relate to the negative effects of climate change on vulnerable families.
We want to see communities flourishing in the South West Pacific.
The volcanic eruption on Hunga Tonga–Hunga Haʻapai caused immediate hardship and distress to the effected communities. Fill the Drums for Tonga was the call out to members in Upper Hutt to help their Tongan families. The aim to fill a 44 gallon drum with goods from a list provided of what items were most needed. The immediate, generous response was overwhelming with quality goods and money (valued at $1,700). There was sufficient to fill two drums which were addressed to two specific families in Tonga.
Partner with us in wanting to see communities flourishing in the South West Pacific.