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14 February 2022 | Community

The Warehouse and Torpedo7 support the Pacific Tsunami Appeal

The Warehouse and Torpedo7 have raised $147,160 to go towards supporting the disaster relief in Tonga, thanks to the generosity of New Zealanders donating in store and online.

The donations raised at The Warehouse and Torpedo7 stores nationwide will assist Tonga Red Cross, who have been active in the community, supporting evacuations, administering first aid, and distributing relief supplies in Tonga and the surrounding islands of Mango and Fonoifua.

An additional $10,000 from The Warehouse Group Store Support Office will go to the NZ Methodist Vahefonua Tonga Tsunami Relief Appeal, bringing the total amount donated to $157,160.

Chief Store Operations Officer, Ian Carter says he is proud of the support The Warehouse and Torpedo7 customers have shown Tonga and the surrounding Pacific nations following the volcano eruption and tsunami on 15 January.

As a member of the Red Cross Disaster Response Alliance, we are incredibly pleased to be able to support the Tongan community through this appeal, and hope that these donations will provide significant aid for those affected in Tonga and the surrounding Pacific Islands.”

As always, we are blown away by the support and generosity shown by our customers and team getting behind this important cause.”

New Zealand Red Cross Secretary General Sarah Stuart-Black says, “We want to acknowledge our Disaster Response Alliance partner The Warehouse, for their very generous support in helping to fundraise for our Pacific Tsunami Appeal. This contribution will make a tangible difference to the relief effort providing support for affected communities.”

As part of the disaster relief efforts, The Warehouse also partnered with Vahefonua Tonga O Aotearoa Synod of the Methodist Church of New Zealand to supply $10,000 worth of essential items, including, clean food and drinking water, as local supplies have been contaminated by volcanic ash and saltwater from the tsunami. It also provides relief supplies such as tarpaulins, blankets, kitchen sets, shelter tool kits and hygiene kits.

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