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Vodafone Fiji delivers relief packs

February 25, 2016 6:22 pm

Throngs of young people were on hand to put together relief packages which will be delivered to areas in Western Viti Levu, severely affected by Cyclone Winston yesterday.

Initiated by Vodafone Fiji, the group assembled 1,000 relief packs containing food, tarpaulins, kerosene, stoves and other essential items including medicinal items.

Vodafone Head of E-Commerce and Corporate Affairs, Shailendra Prasad, says it was a collective effort from the company as well as the volunteers who came out in numbers to help their fellow Fijians in need.

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“The arrangements are such that the containers will be leaving with 80 of Vodafone staff and around 40-50 volunteers. We will be dividing into two teams, one team to travel through Kings Road and one through Queens Road. We will be stopping over in three key areas of Ba, Tavua and Rakiraki. We have tried to divide the rations in terms of the number of packs, with the most severely affected areas to get the main priority.”

Four container trucks were loaded with 1,000 cartons of relief items.

The first container was delivered to villagers in Dawasamu, Tailevu last night, while the remaining three containers will be delivered this morning.

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