Friends Helping Fiji

$17,805 of $65,000 goal

Raised by 133 people in 29 months
On February 21, Tropical Cyclone Winston, the most powerful cyclone in the Pacific nation's history, hit Fiji leaving a trail of destruction in its wake. The category Five super storm flattened the village of Nukubalavu near Savusavu on Fiji's second biggest island Vanua Levu. Many of the 300-400 people that live in the village work at the Jean Michel Cousteau Fiji Island Resort and are dearly loved by those who have had the pleasure of staying at this magical place on the Coral Sea.  

We are a group of Australian guests who love the resort and its incredible staff. We are desperately trying to raise money to rebuild the village. Twenty four  homes were damaged beyond repair and 21 are severely damaged. A brand new kindergarten  also suffered structural and water damage. 

The fundraiser aims to raise urgent funds to build new cylone proof homes and to rebuild damaged buildings. We need materials primarily but will be using our own manpower to help with the rebuild.  

Please help us rebuild Nukubalavu Village for the beautiful people who call it home. Four of us are heading to Savusavu this week from Australia to start the process of rebuilding. Any money raised will be distributed by the general manager of the Jean Michel Cousteau Fiji Island Resort Bart Simpson. Your donation means a lot to us, but for the people of  Nukubalavu Village it means the world. Vinaka vake levu (Thank you) from the bottom of our hearts.
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Great news!
Today a shipment of supplies left Sydney on its way to Savusavu. A big thanks to Bosch for supplying 2 complete tool kits which will become the 1st additions to the SCF (Savusavu Community Foundation) tool box!
We continue to work with SCF and the JMC to plan the next trip back to Savusavu.
Our next project is looking like a big one.....stay tuned for updates.
Please continue to support our fundraising and know that every little bit helps!
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We are very close to reaching $14,000 as fund raising continues to rebuild Nukubalavu Village. And the 'Fab Five' are in the planning stages with the Savusavu Community Foundation to execute phase two of the rebuild, with another trip on the cards. Thank you again for all your donations.
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One week ago the 'Fab Five' returned exhausted but incredibly happy after a life changing trip to help Nukubalavu Village to rebuild. See Allan Steven's youtube video with highlights from the week.
Highlights of the 'fab five's' visit
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Please take a look at the Facebook page for all the pics and interviews the guys did for the campaign!

https://www.facebook.com/friendshelpingfiji/
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Frank Rocky
29 months ago
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So grateful n thankful for who u are. Vinaka!!!!!!

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Brad Scriven
29 months ago
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Thank you.

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$17,805 of $65,000 goal

Raised by 133 people in 29 months
Created February 28, 2016
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This money was raised as a result of ideas put forward and actioned upon by the preschool children and staff. Allan Steven's daughter taught her classmates about what happened in Fiji and how all the houses were blown down and how her dad was helping to "fix Fiji". We are proud that our families and community have supported this project. This shows great community spirit from a community preschool.

$10
Anonymous
26 months ago
JA
$1,138
Joe Armato
26 months ago
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Funds raised by Junior School boys' campus at Penleigh and Essendon Grammar School

$100
Allan Steven
27 months ago
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Love to help and build stuff

SW
$200
Sharon Walker
28 months ago
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You are doing great work...I will donate more when I get a job. Many thanks and I hope you have a great day!!!

$50
susan sorensen
28 months ago
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Thank you for making a difference and for the energy, effort and organisation that it has taken for you to promote and to continue to promote such a great cause and for all the hard work that is going into re-building in partnership with such appreciative people.

$587
Silvia Young
28 months ago
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Bogie Paella Saturday

DS
$200
Dawn Speight
28 months ago
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Hope this helps, with best wishes from Don, Dawn and Margaret Speight

Frank Rocky
29 months ago
3
3

So grateful n thankful for who u are. Vinaka!!!!!!

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Brad Scriven
29 months ago
3
3

Thank you.

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