Activation in support of Christchurch
We are deeply shocked and saddened by the recent and tragic events in Christchurch.
As a diverse organisation serving a diverse community this attack on Mosques in Christchurch has left us heartbroken
Our thoughts and prayers are with the victims, their friends and families
We exist to serve others ,no more so than in times of extreme difficulty such as that in which we now find ourselves .
The Connect Supporting Recovery whānau has come together at this difficult time to answer the question we are all asking
“HOW MAY WE HELP?"
Connect Supporting Recovery has resolved to
- Koha in support of relief funds- at time of writing our CEO has visited Christchurch to assess where donations are most needed, we are now better informed about options, and have a number of ideas under consideration about where to donate funds to impact most directly to help victims. We will confirm our final decision in due course
- Work with our industry partners to discuss how we can combine to form a swift response task force that can mobilise to offer on-site and remote support services in the event of future disasters and events - in line with this initiative we have offered a Trauma informed response task force in concert with other WDHB agencies. To date we have not been required mobilise
- Be present and alert to assist with self-care and community compassion and encourage anyone who needs help to reach out to us and to make contact without delay.
Please, do reach out to any of us at any time
In addition personalised support packs can be requested at Skylight,