In response to the devastating impact of Cyclone Gita – New Zealand-based vanilla brand Heilala Vanilla, has announced it will provide aid to badly affected farming communities, on the island of ‘Eua in the kingdom of Tonga.
‘Eua’ is a community that Heilala Vanilla has a strong presence in, with vanilla plantations and partner growers, spread across the island.
The donations and support will allow Heilala Vanilla to provide the following assistance in Non-perishable food supplies, more than 20 chainsaws to clear cyclone debris, and building materials to repair damaged and destroyed homes.
The Eua Community will also be assisted through Clothing and disposable nappies, for infants and children.
A second shipment of supplies will be sent to ‘Eua’ High School in March.
Heilala Vanilla is seeking the support of Air New Zealand, and the New Zealand Government, to expedite the initial shipment.