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Manukau pledges support to Tsunami appeals

Thu, 06 Jan 2005

Manukau pledges support to Tsunami appeals

Manukau Mayor Sir Barry Curtis is hoping that Manukau residents are just as generous to the various Tsunami appeals as they were when Niue was devastated by Cyclone Heta this time last year.

Sir Barry has extended his deepest sympathy to those communities here who have lost relatives and friends in what is considered to be as one of the world's greatest natural disasters.

"I am saddened to hear of the loss of life, injuries and the devastation caused by the tsunami. The global scale of this disaster has without doubt touched many of our communities living here in one way or another," says Sir Barry.

Manukau City Council is offering support and counselling to any staff who have been personally affected.

People wanting to make cash donations to any of the Tsunami Appeals can contact:

Red Cross: 0900 31 100 to make $20 donations Christian World Service: 0800 74 73 72 Oxfam: phone donations 0800 600 700 TEAR Fund: 0800 800 777 World Vision: 0800 80 2000 Save the Children: 0800 167 168 Cartias: 0900 411 11 for $20 donations Unicef: 0800 243 575 for phone donations; 0900 864 83 for $25 donations

ENDS

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