News Release

Fiji Mormons Deliver Food to Cyclone Victims

Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints from Nausori went on the road on Thursday (25 February) to deliver much needed food and hygiene items to about 2,000 families whose homes were damaged or destroyed by Cyclone Winston last weekend.

Recipients of this assistance were the Tailevu villages of Nasautoka, Korovou, Naitutu, Saioko, Nasaibitu, Nataleira and Burewai.

A relief team was also sent to Naitasiri villages of Lomaivuna, Waisa, Nabukaluka, Naivurevure and Nauluvatu. 

Villagers received food and hygiene packs from the Church.

The food packs included rice, flour, sugar, noodles, tin fish and oil. The hygiene packs had soap, candles, matches and insect repellant.

In addition to these donations from local Latter-day Saints, the humanitarian arm of the Church is working in partnership with the Ministry of Health and UNICEF in preparing more hygiene kits, washing kits, water purification tablets and school kits. 

This week the Church sent 440 emergency packs to the Ministry of Health that have been sent to the island of Koro—one of the most devastated communities.

Other kits have been sent to the Korovou Hospital, Naitasiri and communities in the western parts of Viti Levu. 

Read more in the Fiji Sun.

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