Category 4 Tropical Cyclones Judy and Kevin hit Vanuatu within 48 hours of each other on March 1 and 3, 2023. The Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu has taken some time to gather information about damage to schools, churches and other property as a result of these cyclones. Many roofs were ripped off and water damage was sustained as a result, along with other impacts.
Due to the isolated nature of many of Vanuatu’s islands it has not been easy getting all these details together. But information recently received has estimated that repairs to PCV property on several affected islands will cost at least NZD $320,000. Onesua Presbyterian College on Efate Island was assessed separately and needs extensive repairs. This has not yet been costed but will be high.
Vanuatu’s economy is still recovering after the impacts of Covid-19 and Cyclone Harold in 2020 and the cost of these repairs represents a heavy burden on the members and schools of the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu. So, PCANZ Global Mission has launched an appeal to help contribute towards this.
Donations to the Cyclone App:
Donations can be made online to 02 0500 0086963 10. In the reference put 'PCV Cyclone Appeal'. Send an email confirming your donation to Katrina Graham - firstname.lastname@example.org - so that a receipt can be issued.
Thank you for your support for our Global Mission partner in Vanuatu. Contact Global Mission Director Phil King for more information, email@example.com