Thursday, December 20, 2012

Cyclone Evan - Help!

I try not to post non-food related issues up on this blog because, well, the thing is called SamoaFood.com. But I'm making an exception today because Samoa needs your help.

Imagine that the week before Christmas, everything you've ever owned is suddenly blown away. Literally.

And you're left with just the clothes on your back.

This is exactly what happened to people in Samoa when Cyclone Evan raged through. Five thousand have lost their homes and all their belongings and with Christmas just around the corner, there really isn't much to be merry about. 

Photo credit: Samoan Observer

Now I've never asked you guys for anything. Ever. But I'm asking now on behalf of the victims of Cyclone Evan to please help out in any way you can.

Red Cross, ADRA and Caritas are collecting donations and you can be sure that they will be put to good use because these people are on the ground providing relief right now.

If you belong to a church or sports organisation, please consider putting together either a monetary donation or even a container-load of goods to send over. The priorities for relief in the shelters are food, drinking water and water for the toilets. If you're not sure how you can help,call your folks in Samoa and ask what they need or simply donate to the charities up above.

Remember folks, it's Christmas time. A time for giving. So please give generously. 

Photo credit: Samoan Observer

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