Rotary appeal accepts donations for Tonga
Rotary has set up a Tonga Appeal for donations to support the people of Tonga affected by the volcanic eruption and ensuing tsunami, according to Woy Woy Rotary president Ms Julie Jones.
She said a relief fund had been established by Rotary Australia World Community Service to provide funds for humanitarian programs to assist the people in Tonga recover from the volcano and tsunami disaster.
It was accepting public donations.
"The effects of the volcano and tsunami on January 15 will be far-reaching, impacting the Tongan community for months, possibly years to come.
"Communication remains problematic with international and inter-island call still not possible due to the damage to the undersea cable.
"Rotary Australia World Community Service will be working with Rotary New Zealand and the Rotary Club of Nuku'alofa in Tonga in providing aid and assistance to the affected communities' and restoring their livelihoods."
Rotary Australia is seeking financial assistance from Rotary clubs, the public and private sector.
Donations to the relief Fund are tax deductible.
Newsletter, 5 Jan 2022
Julie Jones, Rotary Woy Woy