Many of you may have heard about the recent 8.0 magnitude earthquake which has hit the Solomon Islands on Wednesday 06/02/13.
As a result, a tsunami has struck our beloved remote Island nation in the Santa Cruz Islands.
Many of the villages on Nendo Island in Santa Cruz are situated close to or are directly on these affected coastal areas.
As a result of the tsunami, waves have travelled a further 500 meters inland. Homes have been completely wiped out and villages, terribly damaged.
It is important to understand how remote these villages are, people live with no electricity at all and their homes are made from 'bush materials' known as leaf houses, those which stood no chance against the tsunami.
In the coming days our family and further community within these villages will find it a struggle to rebuild their lives and spirits, as many have lost close family and have little or no means of income to survive.
We are now asking kindly for any donation, big or small from anyone and everyone. Money will go towards basic living necessities no longer available, such as clothing, mosquito nets (malaria prevention) kerosene and cooking utensils.
We hope that you will find it in your hearts to help us out.
On behalf of our family of Nemba village, and surrounding community in Santa Cruz, thank you and God bless!
Kate & Jim Cheffers:
We are very distraught to hear and see that the tsunami has attacked my home and village in Santa Cruz.
I am deeply sorry for my family and further community in our home island.
I (kate) cannot sleep at night and even cry when I think of the devastation.
We sincerely hope this makes a big difference and that the recovery is in speedy progress.
Love and condolences from Kate, Jim and family.
Campaign Not Ready
There's an issue with this Campaign Organizer's account.
Our team has contacted them with the solution, it's a simple fix!
Please ask them to sign in to GoFundMe and check their account.