Trust set up for tor­nado vic­tims

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

A spe­cial trust fund has been set up for the fam­i­lies of the three men trag­i­cally killed in the dev­as­tat­ing Hob­sonville tor­nado of De­cem­ber 6.

The Hob­sonville Tor­nado Fam­i­lies Fund is open to any­one who wishes to make a do­na­tion.

The Hob­sonville Land Com­pany, to­gether with its part­ners, is also col­lect­ing do­na­tions for the trust fund at the Hob­sonville Point Farm­ers Mar­ket, Catalina Cafe and at the Hob­sonville Point showhomes.

Hawkins Con­struc­tion, which op­er­ates the build­ing site where the three men lost their lives, is ini­ti­at­ing the trust fund sup­ported by Ge­orge Grant En­gi­neer­ing, Vuk­sich and Borich and Hays Per­son­nel, the em­ploy­ers of the three men. Hawkins Con­struc­tion ex­ec­u­tive gen­eral man­ager Dan Ashby says the event was par­tic­u­larly tragic so close to Christ­mas.

‘‘A num­ber of peo­ple have con­tacted us with very gen­er­ous of­fers of help, so we thought the best way to fa­cil­i­tate this was to set up a spe­cial trust fund.

‘‘The fund will be ad­min­is­tered by in­de­pen­dent trustees to en­sure that all pro­ceeds are dis­trib­uted to the af­fected fam­i­lies.’’

Do­na­tions can be made at West­pac, or to The Hob­sonville Tor­nado Fam­i­lies Fund ac­count 03 1509 0165507 00.

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