The Evergreen Foundation has been named the second beneficiary of a $10,000 donation from the Apparelmaster Cyclone Recovery Fund. This donation follows the Gisborne Tairawhiti Farmer Recovery Fund as the first recipient of the fund. The Apparelmaster Group selected these organisations as the best candidates to distribute the funds to those who need it most.
The Evergreen Foundation was quick to respond in the aftermath of the cyclone and provided support for 21 flights into isolated rural communities. The foundation distributed critical supplies such as food, water, fuel, pet food, and educational equipment. The organisation continues to provide assistance to families and communities in the horticultural and agricultural sectors in the Hawke’s Bay and Tairawhiti/Gisborne regions. The Apparelmaster Group is proud to contribute to their Cyclone Relief Fund.
The Apparelmaster Cyclone Recovery Fund began at the grassroots level of the organisation. Staff members from the Taranaki branch made a selfless donation of $5,000 from their Staff Welfare Fund after witnessing the devastation caused by Cyclone Gabrielle. The Apparelmaster Group, along with their suppliers, then contributed a total of $25,000 to support the victims of the cyclone. The company acknowledges and commends the team at La Nuova Apparelmaster for their generosity and successful fundraising efforts.
Find out more about the Evergreen Foundation’s relief initiatives here: https://www.evergreenfoundation.org.nz/
In the photo from left to right: Bevan Ritchie, Managing Director of Apparelmaster NZ, Brendan O’Sullivan, Managing Director of BBI and director / board member of Evergreen & Haydon McGrath BDM Diamond Apparelmaster Whakatu.