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Mar 18, 2015
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Tropical Cyclone Pam is one of the strongest storms seen in the South Pacific in years. The category five storm ripped thought the island nation of Vanuatu over the weekend with winds of up to 185mph (300km/h). The storm destroyed thousands of homes and killed at least 11 people, according to Vanuatu authorities. Communications between the capital, Port Vila, and many of the nation’s 65 inhabited islands has been lost due to power outages. Officials say it could take weeks to get a full picture of the destruction and getting aid to more remote communities will be very hard.

90% of buildings in Port Vila have been damaged and many houses on the remote islands more directly in the path of the storm were completely flattened. Most people living on the nation’s outer islands live rural lives where they grow all the food they eat. Along with the destruction of their homes, crops have been ruined, wiping out their entire food stocks. Families were left without clean drinking water, food, shelter and medical care, creating a need for immediate humanitarian aid.

In the aftermath of Tropical Cyclone Pam, the Kiwanis International Foundation is accepting donations to support disaster relief in accordance with its policy. Your financial contribution can make a significant impact in areas devastated by natural disasters.

Your donations will help the Kiwanis International Foundation make emergency grants upon application by Kiwanis-family clubs and districts in affected areas. Make a gift today using our convenient, secure online donation form. Or download a gift/pledge form to give by mail or fax.