Help us reach our $100,000 goal for those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.
Cyclone Gabrielle has had a devastating impact on hundreds of thousands of Kiwis.
Thousands of people have had to flee their homes; many will likely never return to them after flooding and slips ravaged communities. A number of people are feared dead, hundreds are uncontactable, and thousands have been without power and essential supplies.
The response was called “the largest emergency housing project that the country will have ever had to undertake”, by Energy and Resources Minister Megan Woods.
Those affected need your support. Stuff is calling for readers to support the Red Cross and Mayoral Relief Funds in areas where a state of emergency has been declared. We’ve already donated $10,000 to get the ball rolling, and we’ve set a goal of $100,000. You can contribute here – no donation is too small.
The Red Cross is on the ground dealing with immediate welfare needs and supporting people’s emotional, practical and social needs. Mayoral Relief Funds help local communities support whānau, community organisations and marae after an emergency.
Stuff will distribute funds evenly between the Red Cross and Mayoral Relief Funds in areas where a local state of emergency has been declared including Northland, Auckland, Tairāwhiti, Bay of Plenty, Waikato, and Hawke’s Bay.