Sal­va­tion Army do­nates roof­ing iron

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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

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