Singapore, 26 February 2016 - The Singapore Red Cross (SRC) will distribute USD50,000 worth of relief items such as tarpaulin sheets, rub halls (shelters) and hygiene kits to communities affected by Cyclone Winston, that had left a trail of destruction in many remote islands and villages in Fiji.
“We are working closely with the international Red Cross Movement and our partners on-ground to ascertain the immediate to mid-term needs. While we foresee challenges in navigating the remote areas to reach people who are affected, the Red Cross in Fiji is well-prepared, with a strong network of staff and volunteers, to meet the needs of survivors,” said Benjamin William, SRC’s Secretary General/CEO.
A representative of the SRC is currently in the IFRC Asia Pacific Zone warehouse to oversee the packing of relief supplies, suited to the needs on-ground. These items will address the most urgent needs today.
At this point, the SRC is not launching a public fundraising appeal. However, donations can be made at Red Cross House, 15 Penang Lane, Singapore 238486, during office hours (Monday to Friday, 9am to 6pm). Cheques can be made to ‘Singapore Red Cross Society’ and posted to the above address.