Salvation Army officers reach out to Ra Province

Mere Naleba, Thursday, March 10, 2016

Update: 12:00PM THE people of Province of Ra are now receiving relief supplies from a Salvation Army team.

Working in coordination with the National Disaster Management Office, the team on the ground which includes salvation army officers from Fiji and New Zealand are providing food, clothing, water, tarpulins and ropes, building materials and clothing to villages of Burelevu, Mataveikai, Nayaulevu, Vunisea, Naitivi, Nailawa, Namara, Nararavou, Nakorokula, Nauria, Nasavu, Nasukamai, Vanuakula and Rakiraki.

Salvation Army divisional commander, Major David Noakes said they had also been providing pastoral and psycho-social support to families who have lost everything.

"Our 48 officers have all been trained in cyclone response by Empower Pacific and have been very active in supporting families from the community in Savusavu, Nadi, Ba, Saweni and Tavua, where we have active Salvation Army Corps (churches)," Major Noakes said.

Food and supplies have also been distributed to villages in Ovalau Island.