Fiji has suffered heavy rains and severe flooding in the last two months. Several people have died and thousands have been displaced from their homes. The event has prompted the Fiji Red Cross and Fijian government to send out a call for assistance.
Inoke Suguturaga, Fiji Islands manager at the Polynesian Cultural Center, and his wife Ateca Suguturaga, are responding to the call for help. In partnership with the BYU-Hawaii Fijian Club, Fiji alumni and the local Fijian community, they are organizing a disaster relief drive.
“We’re accepting donations of blankets, canned food and children’s clothing,” said Inoke Suguturaga. ”We’re grateful to Hawaii Reserves for donating shopping center space as a collection point, and hope the community will respond in a big way.” Our hearts go out to those individuals and families in Fiji that have suffered, and we’re grateful that our community has this opportunity to help provide some relief.
Donated items will be flown to Fiji for immediate distribution to disaster victims.
- Dates: Tuesday, April 10 through Friday, April 13 from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.
- Location: Laie Shopping Center – space between Jeans Warehouse and Da Kine Wireless
- Donations: blankets, canned food, children’s clothing