KIRF, through its director Mark Kirwin, volunteers Kai Kirwin and Totaea Rendell (KIRF’s South Pacific Representative), assisted Christchurch’s earthquake relief efforts from April 1 to April 9, 2011.
Through meetings with the kind folks at The Pacific Hub we discovered that the last food aid available to the Pacific Islander families and donations from the Salvation Army, had just ceased. Even though these families would be without adequate food, there was no more non-profit-provided aid expected for them. As you can well imagine, the local government is overwhelmed with assistance efforts, trying to repair the sewer/water lines, and to provide temporary housing for the displaced as well as rebuild the commercial zones.
Kirwin International Relief Foundation, KIRFaid.org