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500 affected families in the North to be assisted by Sai Prema Foundation

500 affected families in the North to be assisted by Sai Prema Foundation

By Navitalai Naivalurua
Wednesday 23/12/2020

Sai Prema Foundation has pledged to assist about 500 families in the Northern Division who have been severely affected by Tropical Cyclone Yasa.

Foundation Director Sumeet Tappoo says they felt deeply for those affected by the Cyclone and although there is great resilience and strength shown by individuals and families affected, they still need our help.

Tappoo says in these times the country needed to show solidarity and offer assistance to anyone affected.

He adds the Foundation, through the support of individuals and organizations from Fiji and abroad they have prepared a "Bucket of Love" which contains basic food items including rice, flour, split peas, milk powder, breakfast crackers, tea bags and powdered juice.

The Foundation Director says in addition to that, they are also distributing sanitary pads, washing powder, footwear as well as hand sanitizers.

Tappoo says they hope these disaster relief packs will ease people’s burden and provide the essential food and supplies to the affected families.

Tappoo highlighted that there will always be assistance provided by the Foundation in any time of need of the Fijian people.

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