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Dear family, friends and anyone willing to help,
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!
Love from Kevin, June, Annie and Vera Cheffers.