An update on the Northern flood/cyclone response from Reti Ah-Voa, Northern Baptist Association Regional Leader. This article is reproduced from the Northern Baptist Association's Northern Lights newsletter.

It has been heartwarming to continue to be the recipients of the ongoing generosity of our Baptist whānau. So far, the Northern Flood/Cyclone Response Fund has raised just over $96,500, and we have allocated $50,230 of this money so far.  

>> A total of $27,000 to church groups: Windsor Park, Grace Community, Rānui and Te Atatu.

>> Additionally, $23,230 has been allocated to families or individuals in the region.

We are mindful that many in Auckland and Northland may see their suffering as less significant than what has happened in Hawkes Bay and, therefore, may be reluctant or feel unworthy of receiving the help that is available. However, if you have suffered loss due to the adverse weather events of the Auckland Floods or Cyclone Gabrielle, you are eligible to receive help from our fund. And we want all of this money to be spent on helping to bring recovery to those impacted. Please get in touch if you, your church or someone in your church community has a need that cannot be met as a result of the floods and extreme weather or from providing relief.

>> If you are in Northland, contact Josie: 021 260 4202

>> Folk or faith communities in Auckland North or West, contact Rick: 027 071 6077

>> Folk in Auckland Central and surrounds, contact Reti: 0211 77 6168

>> Folk in South or East Auckland or an Orbit entity, contact Rachel: 0211 66 2915

We will continue to report on money received and how it is distributed. Please email [email protected] for enquiries or to request a tax-deductible receipt.


Photo: from Northern Lights newsletter

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