Dear Brothers & Sisters,
Assalamu Alaikum Warahmatullahi Wabarakatuh
Jazakallahu khairan to all those Brothers and sisters who have contributed towards the Fiji Cyclone Appeal. We have now filled the 40ft container clothes, medical supplies, food items, and blankets. We cannot take any more clothes, but would appreciate funding for roofing. The two containers will leave on Thursday 10 March 2016 to Fiji. A big thank you to the ladies for sorting all the items into boxes and worked late at night to make this happen. Also to the volunteers and the contributors.
A severe “category 5” cyclone Winston has hit Fiji Islands on Saturday which has caused extensive devastation & damage to many parts of the country. Cyclone Winston is the most powerful storm ever recorded in the Southern Hemisphere, Villages across Fiji have been impacted with massive damage to local infrastructure and families have lost their homes, animals and crops.
Our target was to reach $10,000 for the food appeal by end of today, 1 March 2016 and we have made it. The unofficial figure is $10,875.20.
The other good news is that we have also met the target of one 20 foot container of clothes, blankets and shoes. We still need volunteers to sort out the clothing for the second 40 foot container arriving on Friday 4 March. We do not need any more clothes as we have sufficient boxes to fill half the container with clothes and medical supplies and the other half will be filled by SAMA (South Auckland Muslim Association).
Roofing Sheet Appeal
We are running a Roofing Sheet appeal where people can sponsor sheets for the roof of one family which will cost around $350 to $450 depending on the size of the household.
Brothers and sisters can either pledge for one roofing sheet, which will cost around $30 or can sponsor the whole house roof for approximately NZ $350 – $400 or can make it a family project to sponsor a family.
NZMA has already started with the distribution of around 2,000 roofing sheets purchased from a local supplier in Fiji. Please contribute generously and support the most affected and needy families.
Once again a big thanks to all the families and friends for their support.
Let’s all put our hands together and make this project a successful one by helping the needy.
We will update you after getting the reports from the ground crew who has gone from New Zealand to distribute the food and Roofing Sheet themselves.
Thanks and may Allah SWT accept all your deeds. If you need any more information on this please don’t hesitate to contact me or any NZMA officials.
Mohammad Faiaz, Mobile: 027 59000 76
New Zealand Muslim Association (NZMA)
Bank: BNZ Bank
Bank Account Number: 02-0176-0213886-05
Reference: Fiji Roofing Appeal