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Sea Mercy delivers support for Northern Lau

by Jonathan Robinson 6 Jun 10:22 UTC

You did it again! Thank you to everyone who helped to make this possible. As always, 100% of all monies raised by Sea Mercy goes to those in need.

Thanks to your generous donations, the 70 Northern Lau households in Avea, Cikobia and Susui Islands received food rations last week. Terrific job by David and his staff at Yacht Help (Fiji) who made this happen despite the challenges of local Covid restrictions and a Suva lockdown.

A big Vinaka Vaka Levu (Thank you very much) also to Geoff Deutschmann, Sea Mercy skipper and Operations Manager of Port Denarau Marina. Geoff passionately and successfully made our case to allow these island villages to resume fishing.

Avea's schoolteacher, Aliti, writes, "Would like to thank you so much for the great donation....received with many thanks. May God continue to bless your organisation for the good work rendered to the people of Avea and other parts of Fiji.... Thank you for the great donation. God Bless and stay safe."

For those of you who have had the good fortune to sail there, you will know that these people do not ask for our help lightly. As Sea Mercy supporter Jennie aboard S/V QUIXOTIC so eloquently says: "A small drop of love could be gathered into an ocean."

Sea Mercy (Fiji) purchased the food locally, supporting Fiji's struggling economy, and placed it aboard a ferry departing Suva Wednesday (Fiji Time). Our agent in Lomaloma then distributed the supplies, by Household, to Susui, Cikobia and Avea.

This article has been provided by the courtesy of Ocean Cruising Club.

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