Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji and Coca-Cola Oceania have donated $50,000 to the Fiji Red Cross Society to help Fijians affected by the widespread damage caused by recent cyclones.
Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji General Manager – Pacific Islands, Roger Hare, says Fijians are stoically recovering from Tropical Cyclone Yasa and Tropical Cyclone Ana but need further assistance.
“This donation will assist the Society to set up water tanks for communities after the cyclones destroyed homes and buildings as well as crops and livestock,” he says.
Jane Bennett, Coca-Cola Oceania Franchise Operations Manager - Pacific Islands, says: “We are proud to help Fijians affected by these cyclones. We hope this donation assists in strengthening resilience for these communities, now and in the long-term.”
The Fiji Red Cross Society Director General, Ms. Ilisapeci Rokotunidau, acknowledged Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji and Coca-Cola Oceania for their support in the humanitarian efforts underway to address the needs of communities affected by TC Yasa and TC Ana.
“We are very appreciative of this assistance because it will help the Society address the different needs of a large number of people still requiring assistance in Vanua Levu following the devastation of TC Yasa and TC Ana.
“There is a huge need to address access to good, clean drinking water in communities and schools and the donated gallons and 200-litre steel drums will allow us to provide these much needed items to the communities so that we can continue to reach affected families in the hardest hit areas.
“We are also extremely appreciative of the huge number of clothing items donated by staff from Coca-Cola Amatil Fiji,” Rokotunidau added.