Several charities have launched Tropical Cyclone Evan relief funds to assist affected communities in Samoa and Fiji.
* The New Zealand Red Cross is deploying a team to Samoa to assist the Samoan Red Cross. You can donate to their Pacific Disaster Response Fund here.
* The Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA) is on the ground in Samoa, working with the Samoan Disaster Management Office and providing food, water, blankets and clothing to those in need. To contribute to ADRA's Samoa Cyclone Evan Fund, phone ADRA on 0800 4 999 111 or donate online here.
* Caritas Aotearoa New Zealand has launched an Appeal for Pacific Cyclone Relief, and is committing an initial NZ$15,000 towards emergency relief in Samoa. Caritas Samoa sheltering more than 1000 people in its own basement hall and in three other centres in partnership with the Red Cross. Click here to see how to donate.
* Is your community doing something to help those affected in Samoa and Fiji? Send details to nzherald.co.nz here.