Emergency - Pacific Tsunami

September 2009 - Emergency Appeal

After the devastating earthquake and tsunami which hit Samoa on 30th September 2009 Anglican Missions put out an appeal to help with the rebuilding of communities.


  • By Rob Aspen

    Anglican Mission supported Habitat for Humanity after the Pacific Tsunami in 2009. Here is the story of Peter Corbett, Bruce Frost and Rob Aspen. "Well, the three of us (Peter Corbett, Bruce Frost and myself) survived two weeks in Samoa. We had a great time, lots of hard work, lots of relaxation as well and a chance to meet and work with the lovely Samoan people and see quite a bit of their lovely country..." more»
  • In the last week of the July holidays, a group of St Pauls students, staff and parents travelled to Samoa to build a fale for a family who were devastated by last September's tsunami. The group consisted of 12 students from the school's Year 13 Construction class, teacher Heta Smith who co-ordinated the project, Peter Sullivan father of one of the students and construction manager, Marcus Wilkins Senior, grandfather of one of the students and Logan Sullivan, Peter's older son. more»
  • Tsunami Appeal Total Reaches $100,000

    Anglican Missions on behalf of the Anglican Church in Aotearoa, New Zealand and Polynesia undertook an appeal through Parishes and this website. By December 2009 the appeal reached a record amount for Anglican Missions - just over $100,000.00 has been raised. As this was an unprecedented response Anglican Missions has been working with established agencies with many years of experience in emergencies. more»