Saturday, April 20, 2024

Auckland launches new cyclone recovery fund

Auckland Council has announced a new partnership with Auckland Foundation to support the recovery of Tāmaki Makaurau from Cyclone Gabrielle with the launch of a new fund.

Council says the ‘Auckland Together Fund’ will contribute to the medium to long-term recovery efforts by supporting experienced organisations who are providing frontline support.

Auckland Council’s Director of Governance and CCO Partnerships, Phil Wilson said it was still a challenging time for communities affected by the recent weather events. 

“We know recovery will take some time and our primary focus continues to be supporting our impacted communities,” said Mr Wilson.

“We’re proud to work alongside Auckland Foundation to accelerate our recovery efforts and help communities get back on their feet as quickly as possible.”

Auckland Foundation Chair, Ian Short said the purpose of the new fund was to help Auckland communities recover and rebuild.   

“With tens of thousands of Aucklanders significantly affected by the recent storms, we have launched the Auckland Together Fund, with support from our partner Auckland Council. The fund will provide wraparound support for those most impacted,” he said.

“These impacts are severe now and will be for many months and years ahead for already vulnerable families and communities. The fund’s focus is on alleviating stress now and building resilience for the future.”

Council is asking Aucklanders to donate to the Auckland Together Fund. It says all funds raised will be managed under Auckland Foundation’s established charitable trust framework. Funds will be distributed by Auckland Foundation, working with an independent steering committee, to experienced frontline organisations who are working with impacted communities. 

For more details about the fund, visit Auckland Foundation

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