CONCERNED Port Moresby City residents and business houses donated in cash and kind in early March to assist the earthquake victims in the affected areas of
the Highlands region and Western province.
The city residents’ positive response came immediately after NCD Governor Powes Parkop launched the NCD Earthquake Relief Centre at City Hall car park on Monday March 5, 2018.
During the launch, Governor Parkop appealed to city residents to help donate in cash and kind to support fellow countrymen, women and children affected by the recent earthquake.
The Governor also announced that the earthquake victims in Southern Highlands, Hela, Enga and Western provinces would have their relief supplies delivered to them immediately.
The General Manager of Eliso Trading, Zovin Yan came forward with a generous donation of K20,000 cash, 150 mattresses and 300 cartons of food stuff (biscuits and noodles), along with 11 bales of brand new clothes.
These donations are from his family business that includes Supreme Investments and Best Gear Limited.
Another generous donation came from a private citizen, Leonard Rumbua who donated K20, 000 cash towards the earthquake disaster appeal.
Donations continued to stream in through the following week, including clothes and cooking utensils by 8 Mile mothers.
Collectively small donations became big donations.
One 20 foot container was filled quickly with clothes and mattresses, while another container was filled with donations of noodles and rice.