Christmas Eve Bus Crash

Closed Cause page created in the Disaster category by Kristina Williams for "Tongan Church Group"

  • $42,690.39 donated
  • 570 generous donors

Raising funds for the visit 54 Tongans Brass Band group who were injured in the bus accident in Gisborne the evening of Christmas Eve.

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5/1/2017

You have come to this page because you want to help. Thank you! The $42k ($750.15 each) raised as of 3/1/2017 has now been given to the survivors plus the deceases families.

We are now looking to support the family members of those Tongans involved in the horrific bus crash. Multiple families have dropped everything to fly from Tonga to NZ to be by the bedside of 5 seriously injured members of the Brass Band. They are paying out of pocket for travel and accommodation. All funds raised on this page from 5/1/2017 will go towards supporting those family members while here in NZ.

Thank you in advance!! Kristina Williams

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Please help raise funds for the 54 Tongans who were injured in the bus accident in Gisborne the evening of Christmas Eve. This Brass Band group had just arrived in the country from Tonga and were traveling to Gisborne to perform at a Church service on Christmas Day.

They only have the clothes they were wearing at the time of the accident, all their belongings are trapped and strewn down a steep bank. As one of the first on the scene of the accident I was in admiration of this groups composure, attitude and thanks towards one another and their helpers.

This is a terrible accident and I am willing to organised this give a little page and make sure that the money raised will go directly to those on the bus.

Page created by:

Kristina Williams

Individual
Gisborne

The Church organizer who lives in Gisborne was in a separate car drove to my home to raise the alarm. He has worked for my families' business for 3 years. Myself and 2 others were one of the first on the scene.

All funds raised benefit:

Tongan Church Group

Funds will be paid to a verified bank account of Kristina Williams on behalf of Tongan Church Group.

  • $42,690.39 donated
  • 570 generous donors

$42,690 donated

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This cause page was created on 25 Dec 2016 and closed at 09:00 NZST (UTC +12:00) on 31 Jan 2017.

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