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The Pacific Area Presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints announced today that the Church is donating funds and supplies to Ngāti Kahungunu Incorporated, a Hawke’s Bay organisation working to help communities recover from Cyclone Gabrielle.

The donated funds will be used by the organisation to alleviate suffering and assist families and individuals as they rebuild their lives.

The Church is also donating bottled water, hygiene kits and women’s personal items to Ngāti Kahungunu Incorporated, for the organisation to distribute through its networks.

Another monetary donation will be made today to PolyActive, a grassroots community organisation based in Flaxmere, Hawke’s Bay, which is helping over 900 seasonal workers who were displaced by the cyclone. This donation will increase the organisation’s capacity to help these individuals, as well as others in need.

In additional projects, water, hygiene kits and women’s personal items will also be sent to Hastings and Wairoa, from the Church.

The total value of the donated funds and supplies to support cyclone recovery—as well as flood relief efforts in Auckland in late January— is $250,000 (NZD).

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