Overwhelming relief response by community: Group

An overwhelming response has been received by the Hela Earthquake Relief team as Port Moresby residents as well as the international community poured donations in for the affected people in Hela Province.

The official drive, which started on Friday the 09th of March, has received remarkable response.

The team leader, Rex Paura, said it was amazing; the outcome of donation in kind has been just heart-warming.

The drive, now in its third day, has since gathered at least more than 20 bales in clothing and other necessities including rice, canned goods and water bottles.

They are expecting more people to donate in kind however, starting next week, the group will focus mainly on food and water donations as well as necessary items needed by the people affected.

Paura reiterated that there are other partners also working with the team to transport the donations up to the people in Hela.

The H.E.R group members acknowledged all those who have come out to assist in their own little ways.

The appeal will continue for the next three weekends – starting at 10am and ending at 4pm Friday through to Sunday.

Imelda Wavik