Tappoo Group donates to relief effort and pledges ongoing support throughout emergency
The Tappoo Group of Companies has donated 2 trucks full of relief supplies to the government relief effort and has pledged a continuous supply of essentials throughout the early recovery period.
“The Group pledges its full support for the immediate relief effort to the communities that have suffered from Tropical Cyclone Winston,” said chief executive Madhu Tappoo.
“The pictures of our own Fijians suffering this unfortunate fate are hard to bear.
“We are deeply saddened at the loss of loved ones and the widespread devastation caused by Cyclone Winston and we pledge that Tappoo will do our best to help the relief efforts.”
The Tappoo relief supplies donated to the Commissioner Western’s Office included bottled water and beverage packages.
“These initial packages are to help meet the immediate basic needs of our affected communities,” said Mr Tappoo.
He commended the Government, civil society groups, the corporate sector, and the international communities for the sterling effort in coordinating and distributing the much-needed help.
“All Fiji citizens who have reached out in whatever way, small or large, to help our men, women and children affected must be commended for their show of true patriotism,” he said.
“It is heart-wrenching to learn that we have lost 42 lives already, and even more devastating to hear reports that the toll could rise.”
He said aside from more donations of food supplies, they would also put together additional recovery support and this would include cash donations.
“We sincerely hope our efforts will bring some solace to those who have lost their houses, savings, and a lot more,” said Mr. Tappoo.
“We wish our people a speedy recovery and we, our management and staff, reassure that we are committed to offering a helping hand.”
26th February, 2016