Mayors relief fund to help regional recovery from storm

Marlborough Mayor John Leggett has established a Mayors Relief Fund to help the region in its efforts to recover from the storm following the weekend’s event.

In announcing the fund, Mayor Leggett thanked Acting Minister of Emergency Management Kris Faafoi for the government’s generous donation of $ 100,000.

People wishing to donate to this fund can do so online through online banking. Simply add the Marlborough District Council account number: 02-0600-0202861-00 and include “Mayoral Fund” as a reference.

Alternatively, people can make payments to the fund at the Council reception in Blenheim.

Mayor Leggett said Marlborough’s recovery is going well and the focus is on residents and communities, especially in the Marlborough Sounds where many people are still isolated.

“We are aware that more rain over the weekend could impact our already fragile roads, so we will be keeping a close eye on the weather forecast over the next few days,” said Mayor Leggett.

“We will continue our work with the emergency team and the many agencies, organizations and iwi based in Marlborough over the weekend, and weeks and months to come, to get our region back on its feet as quickly as possible.” , did he declare.

The fund will be primarily available to residents of the Marlborough District Council area who experienced personal financial or emotional hardship as a result of Storm Marlborough in July 2021.

Please contact Community Partnerships Advisor Jodie Griffiths at [email protected] or Natalie Lawler, Community Partnerships Project Support, at [email protected] for more information.

Detailed information on criteria and eligibility will be provided in due course.

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