Salvation Army donates roofing iron
The Ministry of Rural and Maritime Development and National Disaster Management permanent secretary Meleti Bainimarama received 700 sheets of roofing iron from the Salvation Army of Fiji. The roofing iron, which is part of the Salvation Army’s larger response to Tropical Cyclone Winston, will assist families in need of shelter in the Western Division. In handing over the stock of roofing iron on Thursday in Lautoka, Major David Noakes, the Salvation Army Divisional Commander for Fiji, said the donation was made possible through an appeal that raked in $600,000 from the Salvation Army in New Zealand.
He said the donation of roofing iron follows initial supplies of food, timber, tarpaulins, chainsaws, mattresses, wheelbarrows, and other relief and rehabilitation items. In receiving the donation, Mr Bainimarama commended the efforts of the Salvation Army and highlighted the importance of the working partnership with the National Disaster Management Office. “I thank you for all that you’ve done during Tropical Cyclone Winston and I look forward to your future work in preparing for the next cyclone season with the National Disaster Management Office.” Source: DEPTFO News