- 26 January 2012 by admin 0 Comments
The Rotarian team in Fiji, led by Bob Niranjan is co-ordinating Rotary efforts in Fiji. President Rick Eyre and club members of Lautoka Rotary, and President Sanjit Patel of Nadi Rotary, are working in the Nadi area and the West to identify needs and assist. The feeling is now that the rain has eased the problems are being identified and the real assistance is required. 40 Emergency Response kits have been distributed and there will be many more in the coming days.
Food is a major issue and a coordinated Fiji-wide Rotary effort is already underway. The Fiji Rotary clubs have already donated $6000 for food parcels which are being sourced and distributed to those in need in the west. The Suva clubs are actively involved, with the Rotary Clubs of Suva contributing 250 pieces of clothing going tomorrow, and 100 food packs despatched this morning, both for distribution by the Lautoka club.
Rotary Club of Nadi has been actively involved tonight working with the Rama Krishna Mission in cooking and distributing food with more parcels planned in the coming days.
Rotary NZ World Community Services coordinator, PDG Stuart Batty, is based in Christchurch and continues to liaise with MFAT and Rotary leaders in Fiji. He plans to travel to Fiji on Sunday.
The team is doing a great job helping others in need. The preplanning and placement of Emergency Response Kits in secure locations in Fiji is proving to be of great benefit – they are on the spot and being distributed as needed without delay.