ExxonMobil PNG Limited, operator of the PNG LNG project, has partnered with the Salvation Army PNG Territory to assist relief efforts with a donation of K20, 000 to help families impacted by the Hanuabada fire.
ExxonMobil PNG Managing Director Andrew Barry said the company recognises the impact the fire has had on the displaced families.
“To ensure our support helps to address the most immediate needs of the victims we reached out to the Salvation Army who have considerable expertise in disaster relief and recovery,” said Barry.
The Salvation Army PNG Territory will use the donation from ExxonMobil PNG to fund two 9,000 liter water tanks to be installed near the disaster site and water carts to fill the tanks to supply to the affected families. The funds will also be used to purchase gum boots and safety gloves for volunteers who are assisting with clearing debris.
ExxonMobil PNG has also donated a 40ft container to help with storage.
Salvation Army Papua New Guinea Territorial Partnership Coordinator Robert Haro thanked ExxonMobil PNG for its continuous support with their work in the communities.
“Lack of sufficient water is a major concern for the affected people and we are grateful that ExxonMobil PNG has come on board to fund it,” Haro said.
ExxonMobil PNG has been supporting Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal since 2012 to carry out its social services programs in communities in PNG.
Hanuabada Relief Committee representative Dadi Toka Junior thanked ExxonMobil PNG and Salvation Army for the support, “Water is a necessity and the tanks will go a long way to help ease the victims’ basic need as they slowly rebuild their lives.”