As more images of the devastation caused by Cyclone Gabrielle come in, those who are looking to help can do so with donations of money, time or goods.
Here are some of the places accepting donations for those affected by the cyclone.
Red Cross New Zealand Disaster Fund
New Zealand Red Cross teams are working to deliver vital assistance to the hardest hit parts of the country. Donations will help those impacted by the cyclone, as well as those impacted by the next emergency we face.
Mayoral relief funds
Relief funds are being set up for affected regions and will be posted at the link above when they are ready, Money collected will be used for clean-up and recovery efforts and support in the hardest hit communities.
In some areas hit by the cyclone, local iwi have set up fundraisers to support their communities and help with recovery efforts. Click the link above to a find a list of different iwi fundraisers created by the Māori Language Commission.
Helping You Help Animals (HUHA)
To help animals affected by the cyclone, donate to the charity Helping You Help Animals, who are caring for displaced animals around the North Island. To make an instant donation of $3, text HUHA to 4463.
Federated Farmers are currently accepting direct bank donations to assist with recovery for farmers,
Auckland City Mission
A flood response fund has been set up by the mission, with both Vodafone and Te Rourou, Vodafone Aotearoa Foundation matching donations up to $35,000 each. The Mission is also accepting donations of food.
This Auckland-based mobile laundry and shower service are welcoming donations of toiletries, but not towels or blankets as they have no storage. Money can also be donated here.
Tamaki Donation drive
A donation drive for Hawke’s Bay communities is being held toda at the Strive Community Trust at 253 Buckland Road, Māngere. They are looking for donations of baby formula, milk powder, nappies, wipes, gas burners, clothing and essential items, activities for toddlers and kids, hygiene items, sanitary items, clean blankets, sleeping bags and camping gear.
A Givealittle page has been set up for the family of two-year-old Ivy, who drowned in the flash flooding in Eskdale, Napier. The donation site has also created a page compiling all of the fundraisers for those affected by Cyclone Gabrielle.
For those with time to donate, a number of volunteering services around the country are up and running and looking for more help. Here are links to some local organisations:
Story Credit: rnz.co.nz