2019 Nelson bush fires destroying property and forcing evacuations

  • $28,325.80 donated
  • 390 generous donors
  • Staying strong together for New Zealand - our mission continues due to your generosity     12 February 2019

    Kia ora Friends

    When we started this page we had no idea how generous Kiwis and souls around the world would be. We have received such tremendous support, witnessed so many acts of kindness and beautiful messages for those who have been effected by the recent fires in the Tasman District. This has all been from YOU!

    News received today is that "Emergency services are expected to maintain a presence in the fire-affected region into March" meaning the fight is not yet over and the community has a way to go before they are back on their feet.

    As our organisation is keen to distribute your money as quickly as possible, we have asked Givealittle this afternoon to amend our page closing date to the 28 February 2019. This way, one payment can be paid out to the community which they can start putting to use rather than having 3 separate payments being made over the next 3 months as it is paid out to us.

    Just as those effected and our selfless volunteers are not giving up this fight, nor are we. We are determined to keep rallying as much support as possible for this cause so please feel free to share this page amongst your networks and friends as every cent will continue to count for this community over the next 16 days it is open.

    Without YOU, we simply would not have been able to achieve this incredible result so far.

    No words will be ever be able to express our true gratitude for your wonderful support. We look forward to keeping you updated on the progress of your generosity over coming days and weeks.

    Kia Kaha

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    We have been overwhelmed to see the extraordinary acts of kindness and generosity from the donors to this page over the past 24 hours.

    The final total will be tallied next month and paid out by GiveaLittle, however in the meantime (and once the fires are finally put out), we will start working with the Nelson-Tasman Civil Defence team in regards to the agencies and brigades who were on the ground this week as well with the local Mayors so the money can be distributed where it needs to go as quickly as possible.

    Special acknowledgement will be given to you - our donors who have contributed towards this cause. We had no idea that our donors were going to be as generous as they have been so it is our priority to return the thanks to so many awesome Kiwis and generous souls from around the globe.

    Thank you again

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