In early May Vanuatu and Banks and Torres were hit by a devastating storm – Cyclone Donna. Many homes and other buildings have been damaged and destroyed, there is a lack of safe drinking water, and planting areas have been washed away. Food supplies are expected to run out in June. There have also been reports of illness following the storm.Many villages are in isolated areas and travel to these areas is very expensive. MMUK has launched this appeal to raise money for the Anglican Church of Melanesia to provide emergency supplies to these communities.
The Melanesian Mission will post updates on the relief effort on its website and on Twitter.
Many thanks for your support.
The Anglican Church of Melanesia is focused on mission. Through the spreading of the word of God and sharing their faith through their actions, the Anglican Church across Solomon Islands, Vanuatu and New Caledonia continues to grow. To resource the work amongst young and old, men and women, rural and urban communities, the church needs funds to carry out its mission.
Donations given to the Melanesian Mission in the UK go directly to the Anglican Church of Melanesia. Administrative costs of the Mission are covered by income from historical investments.
Each year around £40,000 is sent as a grant to enable the Anglican Church of Melanesia to help meet its priorities for mission. This money comes from individuals, churches and schools. The money is sent in this way, to enable the church to set budgets and plan its work each year.
In addition to the grant, further money for specific projects is sent when available. This ranges from, funding training courses, ensuring clean water supplies, scholarships, resources for libraries, and emergency funding during times of disaster.
There are a number of ways to give to support the work of the charity:
By Standing Order Please contact the Charity for more information
By cheque, payable to The Melanesian Mission, posted to The Melanesian Mission, 21 The Burlands, Feniton, Honiton, EX14 3UN