As widely reported, the small Pacific Island country of Tonga has been cut off from the rest of the world after a volcanic eruption and subsequent tsunami hit the country.
Our business has a long held connection to the Pacific Islands, with many of our team having Tongan ancestry. On behalf of our BE Campbell Family, the business has created this GoFundMe page in an effort to raise much needed funds for the relief effort.
Please join us in making a difference - All donations will go directly to The International Federation of Red Cross (IFRC). Tonga Red Cross emergency teams are on the ground in Tonga providing people with clean water, tarpaulins, shelter tool kits, kitchen sets and other essential relief.
IFRC has mobilised its regional network and partnerships with governments to send relief supplies by sea in the coming days and as part of airlifts once Tonga’s ash-covered international airport is open.
Katie Greenwood, the Pacific Head of Delegation for the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC), said:
“After being cut off from the world, we have successfully contacted Tonga Red Cross for the first time, who report that all their staff and volunteers are safe and working hard, providing relief, including shelter and drinking water.
“It is critical to replenish the relief supplies in the coming days as items are being distributed to hard-hit communities across the islands and threats remain from the volcano and cyclones.
Edit: This page has been created by Adam Campbell, Company Secretary of BE Campbell Pty Ltd. All funds will be withdrawn and donated directly to the IFRC via their website https://www.ifrc.org/donate