Mayoral fund to help Pacific neighbours after Cyclone Winston

Last Updated : 24 Feb 2016
Mayoral fund to help Pacific
Aucklanders can make cash donations to help victims of Cyclone Winston by following the guide below.

Mayor Len Brown has expressed his condolences to the people of Fiji and Tonga in the wake of Cyclone Winston and has activated the Mayoral Fund for the Pacific on the advice of the fund’s advisory committee.

“Our thoughts are with everyone affected by Cyclone Winston, and particularly the people of Fiji who have sustained loss of life and widespread damage,” says the mayor.

Donations urged

“Our staff and Mayoral Fund committee members are working closely with our local Pacific communities and aid agencies on how best to help.”

The mayor is urging Aucklanders keen to help Fijian communities hit by Cyclone Winston to donate to the Mayoral Fund for the Pacific, which is geared up and ready to help.

“If Aucklanders would like to contribute to the fund, to help these communities, they can do so through the following channels. Cash is king, the most versatile way of helping immediately, and tax-deductible donations to the fund can be made at any time.”

How to donate

The fund is managed by Auckland Communities Foundation (ACF) and donations should be made through ACF as follows:

  • Donate to the Mayoral Fund for the Pacific online
  • Via direct payment to the ACF bank account (with reference ‘MFP’ to ASB Bank account 12-3028-0714703-00)
  • Via cheque made payable to ‘Auckland Communities Foundation Mayoral Fund for the Pacific’ and sent to PO Box 26087, Epsom 1334

“We know people are keen to help, particularly our Pacific communities in Auckland, and donations to the Fund will help with immediate relief,” says Len Brown.

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