28 February 2011
Kia ora koutou
Following our earthquake on September 4 Jase and I gave financial support to a couple of families in the hard hit area of Bexley. We wanted to give targeted practical assistance. We went to the local MP for Chch East Lianne Dalziel who identified two families specific needs and we simply credited money directly into their bank account. Although our support was anonymous both families have passed on, through Lianne, cards and photos of their children with thanks and gratitude.
They said it felt like they had a guardian angel, someone who was watching over them and who cared.
For us it meant we helped two families get up each morning and keep going…we kept two families together and for us family is the foundation to rebuilding our future here in Christchurch.
Many of us have gifted malaria nets, chickens and goats and brought water for neighbouring nations. Families closer to home need your help now… temporary accommodation, food, medical supplies, household storage, petrol, a bike…
Please sign on to adoptachristchurchfamily.com. You will receive an email detailing what your money has specifically given to a Christchurch family.
Donations for “Adopt A Christchurch Family.com” can be made;
- via this website
- by cheque - please send a cheque to “Adopt a Christchurch Family”, PO Box 2489, Christchurch 8140. Be sure to include your details.
- Direct Debit Donation into our bank account, please use the following details:
BNZ Account # 02 - 0800 - 0849950 - 025 - adoptachchfamily.com
We are working with all Christchurch’s electorate offices and MP’s to identify families that need your help now.
Families needing assistance can make direct contact with their MP who will then pass their information to us. The information we will need is;
- Your families ages
- The suburb you live in
- Your situation
- Your families current needs and priorities
- Your bank account details
Please see the list of CHCH MP’s below;
Christchurch East- Lianne Dalziel
03 382 0288
Selwyn- Amy Adams
03 344 0418
Port Hills- Ruth Dyson
Ilam- Gerry Brownlee
03 359 0582
Waimakariri- Clayton Cosgrove
03 327 7737
Wigram- Jim Anderton
03 365 5459
The trustees will meet to match your donations to families and to credit their accounts directly.
Families will be notified of the assistance given and you will receive an email detailing the family situation and what your generous donation has been used for.
Adopt a Chirstchurch Family.com is registered Charitable Trust, click here to see our Certificate of Registration