Tongan fundraising efforts announced06/03/2014
Tongan fundraising efforts helping the people of Faleloa
After a fantastic fundraising effort by the supporters of JRFC which included a cake sale, bucket collection and sponsored head-shaving, the total figure raised for Latu and Elvis' Tonga cyclone appeal was an impressive £2700 equating to $7800 Tongan Dollars. Latu, Elvis and their family and friends back in Tonga would like to convey their very sincere gratitude to everyone who contributed.
In an attempt to ease suffering, the Tongan authorities have supplied every village affected with a water tank to ensure a supply of clean water for cooking and washing. Unfortunately in many cases these have proved too small in catering to the needs of the population of the village and Latu's home, Faleloa, is no exception. Initially the funds raised were expected to be put towards buying a higher capacity water tank from abroad but due to their substantial cost, the people of the village have elected to spend $5000 of the sum raised by JRFC on oil which will power high pressure water pumps thus allowing the entire village to have access to clean water until December.
The remaining $2800 will go towards helping Latu's parents reconstruct the ceilings of their house which sustained significant damage during the storms.
Once again, a very big thank you to all who donated!