Registered Charities Helping Earthquake Struck Areas

Published 7 December 2016

The earthquakes that hit the South and Lower North Island last week have caused devastation, disruption and a fair amount of stress a few weeks out from the holiday season and the start of the busy summer tourist season. Events like this are a time when charities do the work they do best, and we are heartened to see the variety of ways in which organisations are getting stuck in.

Below is a list of registered charities that are contributing to the relief efforts. This is not exhaustive, and if you know of any charities doing their bit, please let us know and we will add them to the list.

Thank you for the work you are doing, from Charities Services, and the people you are helping.

Red Cross(external link) have been delivering supplies such as food, water and toilet paper, and providing psychosocial support

Marlborough Search and Rescue(external link) have been helping to rescue people from buildings

The Canterbury West Coast Air Rescue Trust(external link) has been helping with air rescue and transport of goods to the affected areas

Takahanga Marae (Ngai Tahu Charitable Trust)(external link) set up a welfare centre and have delivered over 6000 meals

Mental Health Foundation of New Zealand(external link) are encouraging people who have been traumatised to get in touch

Save the Children(external link) have opened a child friendly place for those disrupted by school closures

The SPCA(external link) have been assisting with the evacuation of, and care animals in Kaikoura and distributing pet food for those that need it

Otautahi Maori Wardens(external link) have been visiting people door-to-door to check that they are safe

The North Canterbury Rural Support Trust(external link) is providing support for rural communities through physical assistance and emotional support while people get their businesses back up and running 

New Zealand Emergency Services Solutions(external link) has set up a fundraising page to raise money for the NZ Emergency Services and the Red Cross

Barnardos New Zealand(external link) has set up a fundraising page to help their Early Learning Centre staff in Kaikoura

Innovative Waste Kaikoura(external link) are working to deal with extra amounts of waste caused by the earthquakes and continue with their achievement of 75% diversion from landfill 

Victim Support(external link) are providing support for those affected by the earthquakes and will help people to settle back into normal life

4thekidz(external link) is distributing care packs for children affected by the earthquake, mostly in Kaikoura

Coeliac NZ(external link) have been sending gluten free (GF) parcels to help coeliac families affected by the recent earthquakes