Cyclone Pam in Vanuatu

Primarily a volunteer organisation, Global Care has around 2000 active volunteers each week, helping around 10,000 people each day. The Organisation has full Gift Deductible Recipient (DGR) Status and is also a Public Benevolent Institution. Global Care is funded through donations from the public and a small corporate partnership base.

Global Care is the Social Justice arm of International Network of Churches (INC). To see the Global Care Website Click Here.

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Peter Pilt is the International Director of Global Care. His contact details are as follows:

Mobile (0407) 288 404

Email: peter@globalcare.com.au

Peter’s Blog site is Click here

On the 13th of March 2015 Cyclone Pam, one of the worst cyclones on record, lashed the eastern and southern islands of Vanuatu, bringing much damage and destruction to those islands including the capital Port Vila. Within days, on one of the first commercial flights back into the country, INC South Pacific Missions Coordinator, Murray Townsend was on the ground organising Global Care’s response.  Scott Williams from Global Care Sydney had also flown in, and between him and Murray, were able to deliver the first 4 tonnes of rice to the island of Tanna. This was the first of multiple shipments of rice that Global Care has delivered to Tanna Island. This part of Vanuatu sustained the brunt of the damage, flattening houses, churches and bring total devastation to all the crops. Scott Williams undertook some of the significant initial construction, working tirelessly for the people of the region.

Many INC Churches and their local Global Cares sprung into action and began to organise fundraising and materials. Ps Peter Earle’s church, Networx Church and Global Care raised the money to rebuild a church and homes and then sent teams over as part of the rebuild. See Photos. Ps Shane Cook’s Church, Shellharbour Community Church with their Global Care,  filled a 40-foot container with roofing iron, tools, generators and anything that would be needed in the construction phase of the rebuild.

Ps Shane, (See Photo below) who is the Vanuatu Missions Co-ordinator for NSW INC, has spoken at length about the desperate need for food, particularly on Tanna Island. A $40 donation can buy a 25-kilo bag of rice which can feed a family for several weeks.

There is much building work planned for the Vanuatu Islands by Global Care over next 18 months but funds are required for the work and willing and able participants are needed for the construction.

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Primarily a volunteer organisation, Global Care has around 2000 active volunteers each week, helping around 10,000 people each day. The Organisation has full Gift Deductible Recipient (DGR) Status and is also a Public Benevolent Institution. Global Care is funded through donations from the public and a small corporate partnership base.

Global Care is the Social Justice arm of International Network of Churches (INC). To see the Global Care Website Click Here.

To connect on Facebook Click here

Please feel to subscribe this site to keep updated on all the things that are happening in the world of Global Care.

If you would like to donate to the work of Global Care Click here.

Peter Pilt is the International Director of Global Care. His contact details are as follows:

Mobile (0407) 288 404

Email: peter@globalcare.com.au

Peter’s Blog site is Click here

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